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Details of battlefield events advertised below are accurate at the time of publication and will be updated in the event of any changes.  You should check with the organiser of the event, or this website again, shortly before the day of the event to make sure no last minute alterations have occurred.  

 

Except where shown, all events organised by the Battlefields Trust are free to members.  Non-members are welcome to attend, but adult non-members may be asked for a donation to support the Battlefields Trust's work. 

 

Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th August 2017

Bosworth Medieval Festival

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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Sunday 27th August 2017

Battle of Northam 1069

Sunday 27th August 2017

Nick Arnold will be giving an illustrated talk on the events surrounding the battle of Northam in 1069 followed by a guided walk over the battlefield.


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Thursday 7th September 2017

Battle of Flodden 1513

Thursday 7th September 2017

Explore the site of the defeat of the Scottish army under King James IV and one of the best interpreted battlefields in the country.


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Thursday 7th September 2017

Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Thursday 7 September 2017

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


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Sunday 10th September 2017

Battle of Pinkie 1547 Memorial service

Sunday 10th September 2017

Join the Old Musselburgh Club for its annual memorial service commemorating the battle of Pinkie


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Sunday 10th September 2017

Battle of Carham 1018

Sunday 10th September 2017

An opportunity to hear about and walk the battlefield at Carham


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Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th September 2017

Battle of Pinkie 1547 Re-enactment Weekend

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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Sunday 17th September 2017

First Battle of Newbury 1643

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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Wednesday 20th September 2017

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

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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Saturday 23rd September 2017

Century of the Soldier Conference 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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29th September – 2nd October 2017

Walking Waterloo

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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Saturday 30th September 2017

Talk – ‘The armour of Richard III’

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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Saturday 30th September 2017

Battle of Nibley Green 1470

Saturday 30th September 2017

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


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30th September – 12th October 2017

The American Civil War: Eastern Theatre Tour

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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Sunday 1st October 2017

Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 1st October 2017

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


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Saturday 14th October 2017

Waterloo Study Day

Saturday 14th October 2017

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


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Sunday 15th October 2017

Battle of Winceby 1643

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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Thursday 26th October 2017

Talk – ‘Henry III’

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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Sunday 29th October 2017

Battle of Edgehill 1642

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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Sunday 5th November 2017

Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 5th November 2017

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


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15th-17th November 2017

5th Postgraduate Conflict Archaeology Conference

15th-17th November 2017

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

 


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Sunday 19th November 2017

Yorkshire Battlefields Study Day

Sunday 19th November 2017

A series of expert talks on Yorkshire battlefields.


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saturday 25th November 2017

Mortimers Cross Medieval Banquet

Saturday 25th November 2017

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


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Thursday 30th November 2017

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

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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Sunday 3rd December 2017

Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 3rd December 2017

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


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