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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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Battle of Gainsborough 1643

Sunday 30th July 2017

Sunday 30th July 2017

An opportunity to learn about the 1643 battle of Gainsborough which saw a one of Cromwell's first victories and the death of the royalist General Charles Cavendish.


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Thursday 3rd August 2017

Thursday 3rd August 2017

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


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Discovering the Western Front Tour

Thursday 3rd to Monday 7th August 2017

Thursday 3rd to Monday 7th August 2017

A five-day overview of the Western Front’s key events led by Dr Bruce Cherry, who will provide an introduction to the battle grounds from Mons, the Ypres Salient, The Somme and Arras, highlighting different aspects and the evolutions of warfare. 


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Battle of Evesham 1265

Saturday 5th August 2017

Saturday 5th August 2017

Join the Simon de Montfort Society for their annual wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial in Abbey Park, Evesham (near the Bell Tower) at 10.30 a.m.


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Bosworth Medieval Festival

Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th August 2017

Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th August 2017

This is a great full-dayfamily event, which includes the battle of Bosworth re-enactment, along with jousting, a medieval market, children’s games, large living history encampment, talks, entry to the award-winning Battle of Bosworth Exhibition and free car parking.


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Thursday 7th September 2017

Thursday 7 September 2017

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


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Battle of Pinkie 1547 Re-enactment Weekend

Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th September 2017

Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th September 2017

Join the Scottish Battlefields Trust for a spectacular weekend of battles and living history. 


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First Battle of Newbury 1643

Sunday 17th September 2017

Sunday 17th September 2017

Dave Stubbs will be leading a walk over Wash Common following the events of the first battle of Newbury.


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Talk – ‘The Indian Mutiny 1857’ by Dr John Richardson

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Lunch-time talk at the Fusiliers Museum, Tower of London, 12.30 p.m.–2.00 p.m. Dr John Richardson will talk about the events of the Indian Mutiny in 1857.


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Century of the Soldier Conference 2017

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Helion & Company presents its 2017 Century of the Soldier Conference in Shrewsbury, this year focused on 'Home and Away: the British Experience of War 1618-1721'


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Talk – ‘The story of archery’

Thursday 28th September 2017

Thursday 28th September 2017

Join the Northampton Battlefields Society (NBS) for a talk by Peter Brearley on the story of archery at the Marriott Hotel, Eagle Drive, Northampton, NN4 7HW, 


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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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