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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

1 July 2013

The June 2013 Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter has been published.

It can be viewed here.

 
 

For further information.

 

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Battlefields Trust wins National Lottery Grant for Mortimers Cross

3 November 2017

An £84,400 grant has been awarded to the Battlefields Trust by the Heritage Lottery Fund to undertake a community based project at the Mortimer's Cross (1461) battlefield.


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Historic England Acknowledges Battlefields Trust Support on Battlefields At Risk

28 October 2017

Historic England's 2017 Heritage at Risk report highlights Battlefield Trust support in mitigating threats at Newburn Ford (1640)


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Welsh Government publishes a battlefield inventory for Wales

13 October 2017

The Welsh Government has recently published its Inventory of Historic Battlefields in Wales covering over 700 sites.


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Robert Hardy CBE, 1925-2017

11 August 2017

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, at the age of 91, of our President Robert Hardy


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Battle of Winwick 1648 added to the Battlefields Trust Resource Centre

6 August 2017

The Battle of Winwick (1648) has now been added to the Battlefields Trust Resource Centre


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5th Postgraduate Conflict Archaeology Conference

7 July 2017

A Call for papers for the 5th Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology 15-17 November 2017.


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Nantwich (1644) Battlefield Under Threat

3 July 2017

Proposals have been made to build on and next to the nationally important registered battlefield at Nantwich.


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Threat to Winwick (1648) Battlefield

3 July 2017

The site of an important second Civil War (1648) battlefield is under threat.


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Historic England Complete the Review of Towton (1461) Battlefield Registration

8 June 2017

Historic England completes its review of the registration of Towton Battlefield.


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New Battlefields Trust Education Resources

16 May 2017

The Battlefields Trust has launched some new battlefield related educational resources.


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Battle of Barnet Project Update

22 April 2017

The Battle of Barnet Project received Heritage Lottery Funding late in 2016 to run a community based project focused on the battle.  Read about how the project is progressing.


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Development Threat to Babylon Hill Battlefield

17 April 2017

The Battlefields Trust has objected to a proposed development at Babylon Hill, one of the first small battles fought at the start of the Civil War in 1642


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Chalgrove Battlefield Update

17 April 2017

An update of the planned housing development at Chalgrove


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Newbury II Added to the Battlefields Trust Resource Centre

18 February 2017

Details of the Second Battle of Newbury (1644) have been added to the Battlefields Trust Resource Centre


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Chalgrove Airfield Development

23 January 2017

Update on the Chalgrove Airfield development threatening the registered battlefield of Chalgrove (1643) and a statement about the use of Battlefields Trust information in an associated briefing pack


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Battlefields poetry book available for purchase online

2 November 2016

Purchase Clare Mulley's poems inspired by English battlefields here!


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Battlefields Trust AGM and Conference 2017

10 October 2016

Details of the Battlefields Trust AGM and Conference 2017 have been published.


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Trust publishes battlefield poetry book

4 October 2016

Clare Mulley's collection of poems inspired by English battlefields has just been published by the Battlefields Trust


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Tewkesbury Battlefield Society Campaign to Buy Battlefield

2 September 2016

Tewkesbury Battlefield Society are working to buy part of the Wars of the Roses battlefield at Tewkesbury and have launched a petition to support its efforts.

 


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Princeton 1777 Battlefield Under Threat

1 September 2016

The Amercian War of Independence battlefield at Princeton is under threat.  Learn more about the Trust's response. 


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New battle of Langport trail

3 August 2016

The Trust has worked with the Langport and History Society to produce a walking trail of the Battle of Langport, 1645. Download it  here


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Chalgrove Battlefield Under Threat

29 July 2016

South Oxfordshire District Council's new Local Plan proposes to build 3,500 new houses on Chalgrove Airfield, the eastern part of which covers about one third of the Historic England registered battlefield at Chalgrove (1643)


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Speakers confirmed for Trust AGM and Conference 17-19 June 2016

25 May 2016

The speakers for the Trust AGM and Conference have now been confirmed. Details are as follows:

  • Friday after dinner speaker – author and historian Nick Arnold on The battle of Northam.
  • Saturday morning lecture (following the AGM) – Professor John Gillingham: The bloody significance of the battles of Hastings and Lewes.
  • Annual Dinner after dinner speaker – author and historian Sean McGlynn on The French Invasion 1216.

 

It is still not too late to book your place to attend the AGM and Conference – for a full brochure and booking form please click on the link here.


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The Battle of Chalgrove 1643 - The Non-traditional View

10 April 2016

The Chalgrove Battlefield Group has published its interpretation of the battle of Chalgrove.


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Five Minute Battlefields - Langport

2 April 2016

Battlefields Trust Development Officer Julian Humphrys recounts the story of the battle of Langport (1645)  in a gale on the battlefield.


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Worcester Battlefield - Threat from Development Removed

31 March 2016

The proposed development of an unregistered part of the Worcester (1651) battlefield at Middle Battenhall Farm has been withdrawn.


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Five Minute Battlefields - Cheriton

27 March 2016

The Battlefields Trust Development Officer, Julian Humphrys, talks about the battle of Cheriton 1644


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Battlefields and the Teaching of History

28 February 2016

Read a recent article by Geoffrey Carter on incorporating battlefields into the teaching of history


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2016 Annual Conference and AGM

14 February 2016

The conference brochure and booking form for the 2016 Annual Conference are now available in the Members section of the website here


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Naseby Battlefield Project secures Heritage Lottery Fund support

17 January 2016

Naseby Battlefield Project has received £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, to develop their plans to build a new visitor centre for the Battle of Naseby.


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The Civil War on Teeside

30 November 2015

A video of the one day workshop run by the Battlefields Trust and its partners on the Civil War in Teeside earlier in the year is now available.


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Burglary of Medals at Talana Museum

13 October 2015

There was a burglary at Talana Museum last Thursday night/ Friday morning and much of the Museum’s medal collection was stolen. Details are on the Museum's website. Please contact the Museum - details below - if you see any of these or have any information on their whereabouts.


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Battlefield Trust objection to planning application at Northampton

19 August 2015

Here is the text of the Trust's objection to the application to build a car park on the registered battlefield of Northampton


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Please help us oppose threat to Northampton Battlefield

19 August 2015

A planning application has been made to build a car park on part of the registered battlefield of Northampton. Many of our members have objected to this application. Please join them.


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Battlefields Trust Chair Stands Down

9 June 2015

Battlefields Trust Chairman, Frank Baldwin, and National Coordinator and Board Secretary, Peter Burley stood down from their respective roles following the 2015 AGM after many years of generous and vital service which has ensured that the Trust has met its aims of preserving, interpreting and presenting battlefields as historical and educational resources.  


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

25 May 2015

The final edition of the Provisions newsletter has been published and is available here.

Updates will continue on the website.


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New Articles

25 May 2015

Two new articles have been added to the members section of the website. One on the Battle of Bannockburn and one on Boudica's last battle. They can be found here


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2015 AGM and Conference Documents

22 April 2015

The agenda and brochure for the 2015 conference and AGM are now available in the Members section of the website here


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

8 April 2015

The March and April editions of the Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter have been published.


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Northampton Battlefield Update

26 February 2015

Following a request by the Battlefields Trust, Northampton Borough Council has provided a further update on efforts to mitigate potential damage to archaeology caused by the stripping soil at Delapre Golf Club on part of the nationally important registered battlefield at Northampton. 


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

13 February 2015

The February edition of the Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter is available here.


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Oldest surviving Cannonball in England helps confirm the site of the 1460 Battle of Northampton

12 February 2015

The oldest surviving cannonball in England found on Northampton battlefield

 

 

 


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Threat to Northampton Battlefield

23 January 2015

It was revealed earlier this week that the Golf Club that rents Council land at the site of the Battle of Northampton had started building work there.


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Planning application at Norton St Philip rejected

23 January 2015

Mendip District Council rejects an application to build houses on the site of the 1685 action at Norton St Philip

 


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

12 January 2015

The January edition of the Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter is available here.


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Member's Benefits Updated

6 January 2015

A new discount has been arranged for members of the Battlefields Trust. For more details please go here


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Battlefields Trust Annual Conference and AGM

6 January 2015

Details on this year's Battlefields Trust Annual Conference and AGM can be found here


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New Articles

30 December 2014

Articles on the second battle of Fulford and the battle of Islip Bridge 1645 have been published in the Members' Articles section of the website.
 


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Battle of Tewkesbury - Arrivall Videos

30 December 2014

Arrivall video 30 has now been posted featuring what was probably the final ceremonials with the ‘Roundabout of the Year’ ceremony.


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

8 December 2014

The December edition of the Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter is available here


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Battlefields Trust Magazine

3 November 2014

Back copies of the Battlefields Trust magazine are now available in the Members section of the website here


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

2 November 2014

The October and November editions of the Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter have been published.


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Battle of Lostwithiel 1644

31 October 2014

The Battle of Lostwithiel 1644 has been added to the Resource Centre. Click here to view the battle information.


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Nibley Green (1470) Update

17 October 2014

Stroud District Council has rejected an application to install solar panels on what may be the Nibley Green battlefield.


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Threat to the Battlefield of Towton (1461)

22 September 2014

Towton battlefield continues to be threatened by an application to site a permanent caravan site on the edge of the current registered battlefield.


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Nibley Green (1470) Update

20 September 2014

The Battlefields Trist has made further representations about the proposed installation of a solar array on or in the vicinity of the Nibley Green battlefield.


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Battlefields Trust Objects to Proposed Clifton Moor (1745) Development

17 September 2014

The Battlefields Trust has objected to an application to build houses and associated infrastructure on the battlefield at Clifton Moor (1745), a candidate for the last battle to be fought on English soil. 


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

12 September 2014

The September edition of the Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter is available here


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Finding Fulford 1066

4 September 2014

A video presentation on the archaeological work being done to locate the battle of Fulford in1066.


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Update on Prestonpans (1745) Threat

3 September 2014

On 2 September East Lothian Council gave permission in principle for the proposed electricity substation development to go ahead on the Prestonpans Inventoried battlefield.


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Battlefields Trust Objects to Development at Prestonpans (1745)

29 August 2014

The Battlefields Trust has objected to the proposed construction of an electricity sub-station on the inventoried Scottish battlefield at Prestonpans.

 


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

25 August 2014

The August edition of the Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter is available here


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Trip to Normandy 2015

28 July 2014

The Trust is looking to arrange a trip to Normandy in 2015. For more information and to register your interest in this trip then please go to the members section here


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

22 July 2014

The July edition of the Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter is available here


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Northampton Borough Council Adopt Battlefield Conservation Management Plan

11 July 2014
Northampton Borough Council adopted the Northampton (1460) battlefield Conservation Management Plan on 9 July 2014.
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Battlefields Trust - Dealing with Battlefield Threats Policy

11 July 2014

The Battlefields Trust has published its policy on dealing with battlefields threats
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600 solar panels on registered battlefield of Winceby

30 June 2014

Planning application to install 600 solar panels on registered battlefield of Winceby approved.


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Site of battle of Norton St Philip (1685) under threat

28 June 2014

 

The Trust has objected to a proposal to build 33 houses on part of the site of the action fought at Norton St Philip during the Monmouth Rebellion


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Nibley Green (1470) Battlefield Under Threat

28 June 2014
A planning application to install solar panels on the Nibley Green (1470) battlefield has been received by Stroud District Council
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Winceby (1643) Battlefield Solar Array Decision

28 June 2014
East Lindsey District Council agree installation of solar array at Winceby (1643) despite Battlefields Trust opposition.
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Job Vacancy - Magna Carta 800 Development Officer

1 June 2014

The Battlefields Trust will be appointing a development officer in support of MC800. The role requires a good communicator with the ability to lead and motivate volunteers in interpreting the impact of 1215 and the Barons Wars and building capacity for the organisation.


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Subscriptions: New rates from October

18 May 2014

Please go to the Members Only section of the website for details of the subscription rates that come into effect from the 1st October 2014.


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Development Threat to Winceby Battlefield

13 May 2014

The Battlefields Trust has been made aware of a planning application to install 600 solar panels on the registered battlefield of Winceby


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

9 May 2014

The April and May editions of the Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter have been published.


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The Gastons - Battle of Tewkesbury

9 May 2014

An update on the bid to buy the Gastons from the Governors of Tewkesbury School can be found here


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North East and Borders Regional News

29 April 2014
The latest edition of the newsletter of the North East and Scottish Borders Region is now available online
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Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

14 April 2014

The new, state-of-the-art Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre opened on 1/3/14 at the historic heritage site in Stirling, in time for the 700th anniversary of the battle this year.


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

24 March 2014

The March 2014 Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter has been published.


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2014 Conference Programme

18 March 2014
Please follow the links below for a booking form and full details of the Trust's 2014 conference, to be held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, 4-6 April.
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Letter from Derek Mackay MSP re building at Culloden

4 March 2014
Derek Mackay MSP's reply to our Chairman's letter re building at Culloden
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Culloden Battlefield - Public Demonstrations

23 February 2014

Two demonstrations will be held on Saturday 1st March, 2014, for supporters to show their disgust over the proposed desecration of part of Culloden Battlefield by housing developers.


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Heritage Open Days

23 February 2014

You are warmly invited to attend the Heritage Open Days annual organiser event. This is your chance to ask Heritage Open Days your questions, meet other organisers, share ideas and get inspired!.


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

17 February 2014

The February 2014 Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter has been published.


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Battlefield Trust Journal

7 February 2014

The Battlefields Trust is proposing to publish an annual e-journal of academic style articles covering research into battlefields and is calling for papers.


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Proposed housing development at Culloden

29 January 2014
Frank Baldwin, Chair of the Battlefields Trust has written to Alex Salmond MSP regarding the proposed development at Culloden
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Battlefields Trust 2014 Conference Booking Form

29 January 2014
2014 Conference, 4th to 6th April, Royal Armouries, Leeds: further information and booking form
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New Articles

24 January 2014

Three new articles have been added to the Members section of the website.


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

24 January 2014

The November 2013, December 2013 and January 2014 Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletters have been published.


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Opportunity to buy part of the battlefield of Tewkesbury

12 January 2014
Please support this attempt to secure the future of an important part of the battlefield of Tewkesbury
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Threat to Towton Battlefield

5 January 2014
Our response to an application made to Selby District Council to make permanent the temporary permission to have two caravans sited on 'The Gallops' at Towton
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Lunchtime talks at the Tower of London

18 December 2013

We are pleased to announce our 2014 programme of lunchtime talks in the splendid setting of the Tower of London.


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Wessex Region Newsletter

12 December 2013
The latest edition of 'The Wyvern', the newsletter of our Wessex Region is now available to read online.
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The Civil War in the North East

7 December 2013

A series of three talks in conjunction with Tyne and Wear Museums on the English Civil War and the involvement of the north east in the struggle between King and Parliament


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Sedgemoor wind turbine application withdrawn

28 November 2013

 An application to erect a 150ft wind turbine next to Sedgemoor battlefield has been withdrawn.


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North East and Scottish Borders Newsletter

18 November 2013

The latest issue of 'the Reiver', the newsletter of our North East and Scottish Borders Region is now available to read online


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Threat to setting of Battlefield of Sedgemoor

25 October 2013

The Trust has objected to an application to build a 50m high wind turbine adjacent to the battlefield of Sedgemoor


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Historical fiction talk rescheduled

21 October 2013

Please note that Dr Catherine Hanley's talk on historical fiction which was due to take place on Weds 23 October has been postponed. Details of the new date will be posted on the events pages once finalised 


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Members Articles

20 October 2013

Three new articles have been added to the Member's section of the website.


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

20 October 2013

The September 2013 and October 2013 Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletters have been published.


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Battle of Edgehill Information Hub wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

18 October 2013

A project to create an information hub about the Battle of Edgehill has been awarded £71,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund


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English Heritage register battlefield of Edgcote

7 October 2013

Historic battlefield threatened by HS2 Registered by English Heritage


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Threat to Langport (1645)

23 August 2013

 South Somerset District Council is considering a revised application to build a solar array on land next to Langport battlefield. Here is the Trust's response


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Threat to Bramham Moor (1408) Battlefield

22 August 2013

Leeds City Council is considering the Bramham Moor battlefield for development as part of its area plan.


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Threat to Bothwell Bridge (1679) Battlefield

22 August 2013

 South Lanarkshire Council has received a planning application (reference HM/13/029) to build houses on part of the Historic Scotland inventoried battlefield at Bothwell Bridge.


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

15 August 2013

The August 2013 Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter has been published.


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Leading Battlefield Walks

31 July 2013

A beginner's guide to leading battlefield walks has been posted to the Members section of the website. 


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Cornish battlefields registered by English Heritage

24 July 2013

Following an application by the Battlefields Trust, English Heritage has registered two battles fought around Lostwithiel, Cornwall in August 1644. 
 


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Battlefields/Projects Update June 2013

2 July 2013

The latest Battlefields/Projects Update has been published to the members section of the website.


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Simon de Montfort 2014 Newsletter

1 July 2013

The June 2013 Simon de Montfort 2014 newsletter has been published.


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From Carham to Flodden: Five hundred years of Border Conflict

6 May 2013
A course of four lectures by Tyne and Wear Museums and the Battlefields Trust

 


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York Council gives go-ahead for homes to be built on most likely site of the Battle of Fulford

26 April 2013

York City Council has agreed to the construction of 600 homes on the most likely site of the Battle of Fulford, 1066


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Back Issues of the Battlefields Trust Newsletter Now Available

10 April 2013

In the members only area of the website, the Battlefields Trust has now published back issues oif its newsletter from September 1992 to January 2000.  An index is also available.


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New Wind Turbine Threat to the Naseby Battlefield

10 April 2013

There is a new wind turbine threat to the Naseby battlefield. A planning application has been made to Daventry Council to erect a wind turbine at Oxendon.


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Bicentennial of the War of 1812

21 March 2013

New: Bicentennial of the War of 1812: Battlefield conservation and interpretation as a boost for inward investement and heritage tourism. A paper by Howard Simmons.

 

 

 

 

 


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The First Blitz Project

6 March 2013

The Battlefields Trust has initiated a project on the aerial bombardment of Britain during the First World War. Information on the project can be found here.


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News from Tewkesbury

5 March 2013

For the latest news from our friends at the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society please click here


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News from Northampton

9 February 2013

After meeting Trust officers in October and following objections raised by Trust members, Northampton Borough Council appears to have started to modify its approach to the Northampton battlefield


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Richard III - What next?

6 February 2013

The Battlefields Trust congratulates Richard Buckley and his team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester on their excellent work to discover the remains of Richard III and identify the remains as definitively his.


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Battle of Hastings

14 January 2013

The debate about the location of the battle of Hastings.


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Battlefields Trust Magazine

20 December 2012

Article on the Battle of Dunbar in current issue of Battlefields Trust Magazine - correction


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Battlefields Trust Job Adverts

25 November 2012

The Battlefields Trust is a charity. Our aim is to preserve, interpret and present battlefields as historical and educational resources. Over the last twenty years the Trust has fought against development on or around battlefields in the UK and overseas. It has installed information boards to improve presentation of nationally important battlefields to the public. In addition, the Trust has undertaken research to better understand battlefields and developed contacts with academics working in this area.

 

We are working on a programme of major projects covering battlefield preservation, presentation, interpretation, and development for educational purposes. We are seeking to recruit for several positions. Most of these are unpaid, and are likely to be of interest to someone seeking to undertake charitable work as part of a portfolio career or as a retirement activity. Currently we can only offer work experience or a showcase for expertise. Of course, if we are successful in our funding bids we may be in a position to offer project work in various aspect of battlefield heritage management.

 

PAID WORK - FUND RAISERS

We are looking for fund raisers willing to sell advertising space or our commercial services on a commission only basis or obtain local or national corporate sponsorship on a payment by results basis within the guidelines of the Institute of Fund-raising.

 

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR BATTLEFIELD PROJECTS

We are planning three substantial battlefield projects covering the next few years. All of these will need volunteers to help to run the projects and promote them to communities.

 

WARS OF THE ROSES

This is a project to extend the investigations started at Bosworth to cover other Wars of the Roses battles and sieges (upward of 15 sites).

 

MAGNA CARTA TRAIL

We plan to set up a Magna Carta Trail covering as many as possible of the dozens of sites associated with the battles and sieges of the C13th wars that led to the signing of Magna Carta and secured it within English government.

 

GREAT WAR BATTLEFIELDS OF BRITAIN – THE FIRST BLITZ

The Centenary of the Great War is an opportunity to document, preserve and interpret the heritage of the world's first strategic aerial bombing campaign, the German air war against Britain 1915-18.

 

If you want to help, contact the Battlefields Trust via the contact us page on www.battlefieldstrust.com


 


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The threat to Towton battlefield

21 November 2012

The Battlefields Trust is disappointed to learn that the English Heritage Yorkshire Region has not objected to the proposal to permit a permanent position for caravans and outbuildings next to the historic battlefield of Towton.


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Battlefields Trust on threat to Towton battlefield

16 November 2012

The Battlefields Trust has lodged a formal objection to the proposal to permit a permanent position for caravans and outbuildings next to the historic battlefield of Towton.


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Battlefields Trust on threat to Northampton battlefield - Delapre Golf Complex Planning Application

14 November 2012

14th November 2012

The Battlefields Trust has been asked to comment on a proposed development at the Delapre Golf Complex on the English Heritage registered battlefield at Northampton. This development is separate from the one at Eagle Drive relating to the development of sports pitches on the same registered battlefield which the Trust has been fighting, but is likely to be similarly detrimental to any extant archaeology and the character of the battlefield. The Trust's response can be found in the pdf document in the link below. 


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Civil War Grave Found in Northamptonshire Village

4 November 2012

Archaeologists believe they have discovered a site where soldiers were buried after the Battle of Naseby was fought in Northamptonshire.


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Battle of Barnet 1471 Article

4 November 2012

A copy of the article on the battle of Barnet in 1471 which appeared in the September Issue of the East Hertfordshire Archaeological Society Newsletter No 33 is available on the Battle of Barnet web page in the resource centre.


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English Heritage on the threat to Northampton Battlefield

16 October 2012

English Heritage urges Northampton Borough Council to undertake thorough studies and consultation before making taking any steps that could threaten the battlefield of Northampton.


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Battlefields Trust on threat to Northampton battlefield

16 October 2012

The Battlefields Trust opposes the proposal to dispose of land on the Registered Battlefield of Northampton for sports purposes


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Report of the Finding of Richard III’s Grave

11 October 2012

The report of the finding of Richard III’s grave – subject to scientific tests and verification – was welcomed by the Board of Trustees of the Battlefields Trust at their meeting on 22 September 2012.

 

 


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Magazine Back issues

5 September 2012

A limited number of back issues of our members' magazine are now available to order


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London Lunchtime talks programme, Autumn 2012

4 September 2012

The Battlefields Trust is delighted to announce the next series of lunchtime events hosted by the Fusilier Museum in the Tower of London.


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Council decision threatens Northampton battlefield

16 July 2012

The Battlefields Trust believes that Northampton Borough Council's decision to approve the principle of allowing sports pitches on land at Delapre may destroy important national heritage.


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Expansion of Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum

1 May 2012

The Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum is looking to expand by a further 25 sites and is seeking nominations

from across the UK for sites which relate to the Battle of Flodden, either directly or indirectly and

which will help in the development of the network of the Ecomuseum. The search for new sites is part

of the development phase for the wider Flodden 500 project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

(HLF).

 


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New lunchtime lecture series

13 April 2012

The Battlefields Trust is delighted to announce that its new lunchtime lecture series will be hosted by the Fusilier_Museum in the Tower of London. An exciting line up of published military historians and archaeologists will be discussing everything from the English Civil War to The Tommy’s experience of Iraq.


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Heritage Tourism and the 2012 Olympics

2 April 2012

The latest Discovering Places newsletter contains a useful report on heritage tourism and a tool kit. Anyone organising events coinciding with the Olympics should look at the advice and guidance it contains.


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HS2 in 1862

17 January 2012

While the debate about the pros and cons of the proposed HS2 rail link rages on, it's extraordinary to think that exactly 150 years ago the Victorians were planning an HS2 of their own.


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HS2 and the battlefield of Edgcote

13 January 2012

It appears that the amended route of the HS2 rail link still runs through the probable site of the battle of Edgcote


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Statement on metal detecting

9 January 2012

Battlefields Trust statement on its policy towards battlefield archaeology and metal detecting


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Briefing Note on the High-Speed Rail Link from the Battlefields Trust

28 March 2010

The Battlefields Trust has been paying particular attention to the latest government announcement on the route of a high speed rail link.


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Finding Bosworth

4 November 2009
Four years of intensive historical, topographical and archaeological research have finally borne fruit as a team led by Glenn Foard of the Battlefields Trust and funded by Leicestershire County Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund has solved one of the great mysteries of English military history and succeeded in locating the site of the battle of Bosworth.
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