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Battlefields Trust 2013 Conference

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April 2013

Battlefields Trust Annual Conference, St Aidan's College, University of Durham, Friday 5th to Monday 8th April 2013

 

The 2013 Conference of the Battlefields Trust will be hosted by the Trust's North East and Borders Region and will be based at St Aidan's College, Durham University. Events will include a field trip to Northumberland to visit the battlefields of Homildon Hill and Flodden (which will be commemorating its 500th anniversary), lectures, walks and talks, a conference dinner and a number of 'fringe' events before and after the conference.

 

The conference will be open to members and (on payment of a small surcharge) non-members and it will be possible either to book accommodation for the whole event or to attend parts of the conference.

 

Please click HERE to download a conference programme and booking form

 

In our programme of events we have tried to reconcile the desire to make the most of a visit to the North East with the different budgets and time that our members can dedicate to the conference. We will therefore be offering a core Saturday – Sunday featuring some of the highlights and for those who would like to make the most of the weekend, a programme of visits on the Friday and Monday.
 
 
The highlights are the battle of Flodden, in its quincentenary year and Homildon Hill, where the Battlefields Trust is examining a new interpretation of the battlefield. We will spend Saturday visiting these battlefields, guided by local experts. In the evening we will have the Trust’s annual dinner. Our Guest of Honour will be Professor Michael Prestwich, MA, DPhil, FRHistS, FSA. On Sunday morning we will hear about some of the many other battles and sieges of the region. In the afternoon we will hold our Annual General Meeting and hold some workshops to hear views about the Trust’s work and the challenges facing it.
 
 
On Monday there will be an opportunity to take part in a battlefield tour to visit some of the battles we hear about on Sunday. Depending on the numbers this will either be using members’ cars or, if numbers merit it, we will hire a coach.
 
The AGM will take place at 14.00 on Sunday 7th April. There is no charge for attending the AGM itself.
 
 
 
Our guest speaker:
 
Professor Michael Prestwich, MA, DPhil, FRHistS, FSA is Professor (emeritus) in the Department of History of the University of Durham and a member of the Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
 
He specialises in the history of thirteenth and fourteenth-century England. He has written extensively on the political, military and economic aspects of this period, perhaps most notably in his biography of Edward I (1988), and his volume of the New Oxford History of England, Plantagenet England 1225-1360 (2005). His works on military history include Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages; the English Experience (1996). Professor Prestwich has written about fifty articles and chapters in journals and edited volumes. His next major project will be a book about English medieval castles
 
 
Please click HERE to download a conference programme and booking form
 
 
 

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