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Events

Battle of Mortimers Cross 1461

Saturday 6th May 2017

Famous for the sighting of three suns in the sky (a “parhelion”) this Wars of the Roses battle in February 1461 changed history for ever. Edward Earl of March, only 18 years old (the Yorkist victor), became King Edward IV following the battle and Lancastrian Owen Tudor, King Henry VIII’s great grandfather, lost his head.

 

This event begins at the Mortimer’s Cross Inn (HR6 9PD) at 9.30 am and concludes back at the Inn at 16.30 for afternoon tea and discussion

 

The day includes morning coffee, guided walks of the battlefield, buffet lunch in Kingsland and afternoon tea and cakes

 

An arms and armour presentation and walk of battle related medieval Kingsland is included.

 

A Donation of £20.00 per adult (£15.00 for Battlefield Trust Members) is invited to cover everything provided on the day (including lunch, coffee and afternoon tea) and to support the Mortimer’s Cross Battlefield Project.

 

Places are limited so pre-booking is highly recommended and for updates/changes.

 

For Further Details and to book contact: anthonyrich@virginmedia.com  ​0121 2499292 or 07711 086189 or Martin Hackett on  hackett765@btinternet.com  07583 891943

 
 

For further information.

 

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Walking Waterloo

29th September – 2nd October 2017

29th September – 2nd October 2017

Napoleonic historians Maj.-Gen. Ashley Truluck and Alan Rooney present a unique interpretation of the Waterloo Campaign from the perspectives of Wellington, Blucher and Napoleon respectively as they walk you around the battlefields of Ligny, Quatre Bras and Waterloo.


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The American Civil War: Eastern Theatre Tour

30th September – 12th October 2017

30th September – 12th October 2017

Leading Civil War expert Fred Hawthorne leads the Classic American Civil War tour which features the iconic battles of Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, around Richmond, Appomattox, the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Antietam and Gettysburg.


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Battle of Nibley Green 1470

Saturday 30th September 2017

Saturday 30th September 2017

Join Adam Dolling on a walk across possibly the last  'private' battle on English soil


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Talk – ‘The armour of Richard III’

Saturday 30th September 2017

Saturday 30th September 2017

Dominic Smee, the Channel 4 ‘body-double’ for Richard III, will be talking on the armour that was made for the programme and his experience in wearing it.


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 1st October 2017

Sunday 1st October 2017

Join the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society for a two-hour guided tour of the battlefield.


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Waterloo Study Day

Saturday 14th October 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017

The Waterloo Association and the Royal Armouries present a one day study day on Waterloo


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Battle of Winceby 1643

Sunday 15th October 2017

Sunday 15th October 2017

Don Smith will again lead this year’s tour of the battlefield where a relatively unknown Oliver Cromwell was nearly killed, but went on to make a name for himself. 

 


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Talk – ‘Henry III’

Thursday 26th October 2017

Thursday 26th October 2017

Join the Northampton Battlefields Society (NBS) for their AGM at 7.00 p.m. followed by a talk at 7.30 p.m. by Matthew Lewis on Henry III at the Marriott Hotel, Eagle Drive, Northampton, NN4 7HW


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Cromwell Museum Visit

Sunday 29th October 2017

Sunday 29th October 2017

Join the East Anglian region for a guided tour of the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon, Grammar School Walk, Huntingdon, PE29 3LF, and a possible walk around the town.


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Battle of Edgehill 1642

Sunday 29th October 2017

Sunday 29th October 2017

Discover the first major battle of the Civil War, why the armies fought there and how it was that either side failed to deliver a decisive blow.


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Battles of Powick 1642 and Worcester 1651

Saturday 4th November 2017

Saturday 4th November 2017

Join Tony Spicer for an exploration of one of the first and last battle of the English Civil Wars


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 5th November 2017

Sunday 5th November 2017

Join the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society for a two-hour guided tour of the battlefield.


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5th Postgraduate Conflict Archaeology Conference

15th-17th November 2017

15th-17th November 2017

The University of Huddersfield is hosting the 5th Postgraduate Conflict Archaeology Conference

 


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Battlefields in Yorkshire Conference

Sunday 19th November 2017

Sunday 19th November 2017

Book you tickets for the Battlefields in Yorkshire Conference


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Mortimers Cross Medieval Banquet

saturday 25th November 2017

Saturday 25th November 2017

Join the Mortimer's Cross Battlefield Project for a medieval banquet


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Talk – ‘Revealing Grey Friars: The search for Leicester’s lost Franciscan friary’

Thursday 30th November 2017

Thursday 30th November 2017

Join the Northampton Battlefields Society for a talk by Mathew Morris on Revealing Grey Friars: The search for Leicester’s lost Franciscan friary at the Marriott Hotel, Northampton, NN4 7HW


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Join the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society for a two-hour guided tour of the battlefield.


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