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Events

The siege of Berkhamsted Castle 1216

Sunday 17th March 2013

Join Laurence Burridge for a tour of this once mighty fortress and hear the story of the dramatic siege of 1216 when the castle fell to the forces of Prince Louis of France.

Meet at 11.00am outside the main entrance.

 
 

For further information.

  • Contact name : Laurence Burridge
  • Contact phone : 07907 050140
 

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Battle of Stamford Bridge 1066 Show

Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th September 2016

Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th September 2016

To mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Stamford Bridge a two day show is taking place at Stamford Bridge


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Northampton Battlefield Society Annual Conference

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of September

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016

Northampton Battlefield Society is holding its first annual conference. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED


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Potters Bar Zeppelin Walk

Wednesday 28th September 2016

Wednesday 28th September 2016

Clive Hammersley will be leading a walk looking at the dramatic events of the night of the 1st – 2nd October 1916 when German Zeppelin L-31 was shot down in flames over Potters Bar.


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Northampton Battlefield Society Talk

Thursday 29th September 2016

Thursday 29th September 2016

Medieval battle in contemporary illustrations - one of a series of talks by Northampton Battlefields Society.


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Walking Waterloo

30th September – 3rd October 2016

30th September – 3rd October 2016

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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Potters Bar Zeppelin Commemoration Event

Saturday 1st October 2016

Saturday 1st October 2016

To mark the centenary of the ‘Potters Bar Zeppelin’ a commemorative event will be held in Oakmere Park, Potters Bar.


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The American Civil War: Eastern Theatre Tour

1st – 13th October 2016

1st – 13th October 2016

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 2nd October 2016

Sunday 2nd October 2016

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


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Battle of Winceby 1643

Saturday 8th October 2016

Saturday 8th October 2016

Discover the battlefield where Oliver Cromwell was nearly killed in 1643 and the place where he began to make his name.


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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th October 2016

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th October 2016

Relive the atmosphere and tension, as more than 600 soldiers clash in this special 950th anniversary re-enactment of the battle of Hastings at Battle Abbey.


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Talk – The Potters Bar Zeppelin

Thursday 20th October 2016

Thursday 20th October 2016

Potters Bar & District Historical Society will be hosting a talk by Arnold Davey on ‘The Potters Bar Zeppelin’.


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Northampton Battlefield Society Talk

Thursday 20th October 2016

Thursday 20th October 2016

William Marshal, the knight who saved England  - one of a series of talks by Northampton Battlefield Society.


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Richard III Foundation Symposium

Saturday 29th October 2016

The Richard III Foundation is holding its annual synposium, this year covering King Richard III:Politics Power and People


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Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 6th November 2016

Sunday 6th November 2016

After hearing about Canute and Edmund Ironside why not find out about the battle of Tewkesbury?


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Edmund Ironside and Canute Peace Treaty

Sunday 6th November 2016

Sunday 6th November - Morning

Join Tony Spicer to hear about Edmund Ironside and Canute reaching a peace agreement in Gloucestershire 1,000 years ago.


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Buckinghamshire in the Civil War

Saturday 12th November 2016

Saturday 12th November 2016

As part of a series of presentations about John Hampden's battlefields, join Professor Ian Beckett to learn more about Buckinghamshire's role in the Civil War


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Cromwell Association Study Day - Interpreting Cromwell and the Civil War

Saturday 12th November 2016

Saturday 12th November 2016

Museums, gallaries and battlefield sites have all contributed to our understanding of Cromwell and the Civil Wars.  This Study day will examine different aspects of how these have developed and consider some of the current and likely future challenges.


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Battles of Brentford and Turnham Green 1642

Sunday 20th November 2016

Sunday 20th November 2016

Join Simon Marsh and Stephen Porter on a walk across these two inter-related battles which saw the parliamentarians halt the royalist advance on London in the Autumn of 1642.


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Southam and Edgehill 1642

Saturday 3rd December 2016

Saturday 3rd December 2016

As part of a series of presentations on John Hampden's battlefields, come and listen to Simon Marsh talk about the battles of Southam and Edgehill


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 4th December 2016

Sunday 4th December 2016

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


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 1st January 2017

Sunday 1st January 2017

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


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Brentford and Turnham Green 1642

Saturday 21st January 2017

Saturday 21st January 2017

As part of a series of presentations on John Hampden's battlefields, Simon Marsh and Stephen Porter will talk about the battles of Brentford and Turnham Green 


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Northampton Battlefield Society Talk

Thursday 26th January 2017

Thursday 26th January 2017

The armour of Richard III - one in a series of talks by Northampton Battlefield Society.


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 5th February 2017

Sunday 5th February 2017

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


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The Siege of Reading and the Battle of Chalgrove 1643

Saturday 25th February 2017

Saturday 25th February 2017

As part of a series of presentations about John Hampden's battlefields, Simon Marsh will talk about the siege of Reading in April 1643 and the subsequent parliamentarian advance toward Oxford which eventually saw John Hampden mortally wounded at the battle of Chalgrove.


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Proposed Trust visit to De Havilland Aircraft Museum

Sunday 12th March 2017

Sunday 12th March 2017

It has been suggested, that as a group, the Battlefields Trust could organise a visit to the De Havilland Aircraft Museum at London Colney, Hertfordshire.


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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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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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