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Old sign pointing to Naseby battlefield monument. The first signs were erected on the battlefield in the 19th century.
Help using this website

If you are unable to download images and other resources from this website it is probably because of a popup blocker on your browser. This can be turned off. In Internet Explorer go to 'tools' and under 'pop-up blocker' select 'turn off pop-up blocker'. If this does not resolve the problem then please email us.


The Resource Centre explains how the site is structured, how the content has been compiled, how to provide feedback and gives help in how to use the site.
Battlefields in the UK provides a national overview together with general information on studying, visiting and conserving battlefields.

Battles: The majority of the web pages are on individual battles.
Campaigns: As far as practicable each battle is put into a context of the relevant campaign.
War periods: The battles and campaigns are grouped together in war periods.
People: Additional pages are being developed and attached to relevant battles and periods giving brief biographical information on key figures involved in the various battles.


Beneath the title bar on each page is a list entitled 'You are currently here'. This shows all the pages which sit above the current page. Click on any of these entries to jump back up the hierarchy.


On the left hand side of the page is the Navigation column. This provides a list of the other pages which relate to the particular topic you are currently viewing, noting in brackets the number of sub pages each contains. Also listed below this is the campaign of which the current battle was a part. Click on the relevant entry to view that page and to see a list of any nested pages.

Beneath this, where they have been added, are linked pages on major figures who were involved in a particular battle or campaign.

Beneath this are the download options for the current page (see below).

Finally there is a list of the battles from the relevant war period in chronological order, so that the current battle can be viewed in a wider context. When viewing a campaign page the relevant featured battles are listed. When viewing people pages it is a list of featured battles in which the individual was involved.


Buttons along the top bar provide additional functions:

At present the search button provides options of either an alphabetic or a chronological list of featured battles. It is intended to expand the search facilities in future as the content of the site increases.

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This provides the text and images from the current page in a format more suitable for printing. This will also provide a convenient way of viewing all the thumbnail images in the image gallery for the current page.

Site Map
This gives a full listing of the periods and the featured battles within each period. Click on any entry to jump to that set of pages.


Most people will be familiar with grid references combining letters and numbers. However in geographical information systems and other computer based systems numbers replaces the letters, which represent the 100km square. Hence the monument on Naseby battlefield which is at SP68490 80000 would be represented in numbers as 468490,280000 where the 4 represents the S and the 2 represents the P.

In the KEY FACTS for each battlefield both types of grid reference are quoted. However elsewhere in the website only the number based system is used.
For more information on the National Grid from the Ordnance Survey website CLICK HERE


Images relevant to the current page, mainly modern photographs and old engravings or drawings, are held in the Image Gallery on the right hand side of the page. Click on the numbers below the first thumbnail size picture to view each of the available images for that page, where there is more than one. Number 1 relates to the image displayed when the page first loads. To view all the thumbnails from a page at once, with their captions, then click the Printer Friendly button.

In the gallery click on the thumbnail image itself to open a new window with a larger copy of the picture together with an extended description, source, grid reference and copyright information.

Put your cursor over the larger image to see a description. A copy of this image will also be found in the image gallery, to enable an enlarged version to be viewed.


Maps, aerial photographs and other data sets such as Word documents, Excel files etc related to the current page will be found in the Download area in the left hand navigation column. Click on any item and a popup window will appear giving a brief summary of the content, together with any copyright or other relevant information. To download the file click on the download option in the window. Most of the files are in Adobe Acrobat format to ensure that they can be viewed and printed easily. IF you do not have a copy of Acrobat Reader on your computer then you will need to download a copy. Because they provide high resolution maps and photographs these files can be up to 1Mb so they may take some time to download.

Follow the 'contact us' link at the bottom of any page.


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