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Events

East Anglia Region Study Day

Saturday 18th February 2017

The Battlefields Trust East Anglia Region Study Day will be held on Saturday 18 February 2017 at the Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 2AJ starting at 11am.

 

Speakers include:            

 

Trust Development Officer Julian Humphrys on the Magna Carta Wars

Historian and author Michael Rayner on the Battle of Assandun

Battlefield archaeologist Sam Wilson. Some of you may have seen Sam recently with Alice Roberts on the BBC4 programme 'Digging for Britain'.

The Trust poet-in-residence Clare Mulley will also be present to read some of her work and members will be able to purchase the collected poems Clare specially wrote for the Trust, 'Thorn Kings'.

 

(The Study Day is being staged as part of the Trust's ongoing HLF-funded project to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Wars that followed the sealing of Magna Carta, and preserve and interpret sites relating to this and other conflicts. There will be an opportunity during the day to have your say on how this best can be done )

 

Admission is just £10.00 (free to Trust members)

Please email our regional Chair David Austin on daustin.bt@btinternet.com to reserve a place. Tea and coffee will be available from 10.30am and an optional buffet lunch (£5), payable on the day. Please let David know beforehand if you require lunch.

 

The Cedars' website is www.cedarshotel.co.uk  Please contact them direct if you require accommodation.

 
 

For further information.

 

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Bosworth Medieval Festival

Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th August 2017

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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Battle of Northam 1069

Sunday 27th August 2017

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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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Thursday 7th September 2017

Thursday 7 September 2017

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


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Battle of Flodden 1513

Thursday 7th September 2017

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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Battle of Pinkie 1547 Memorial service

Sunday 10th September 2017

Sunday 10th September 2017

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


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Battle of Carham 1018

Sunday 10th September 2017

Sunday 10th September 2017

An opportunity to hear about and walk the battlefield at Carham


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Battle of Pinkie 1547 Re-enactment Weekend

Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th September 2017

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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First Battle of Newbury 1643

Sunday 17th September 2017

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

Wednesday 20th September 2017

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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Century of the Soldier Conference 2017

Saturday 23rd September 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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Walking Waterloo

29th September – 2nd October 2017

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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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Battle of Nibley Green 1470

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


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Talk – ‘The armour of Richard III’

Saturday 30th September 2017

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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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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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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 1st October 2017

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

Saturday 14th October 2017

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


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Battle of Winceby 1643

Sunday 15th October 2017

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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Talk – ‘Henry III’

Thursday 26th October 2017

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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Battle of Edgehill 1642

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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

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


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5th Postgraduate Conflict Archaeology Conference

15th-17th November 2017

15th-17th November 2017

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

 


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Yorkshire Battlefields Study Day

Sunday 19th November 2017

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A series of expert talks on Yorkshire battlefields.


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Mortimers Cross Medieval Banquet

saturday 25th November 2017

Saturday 25th November 2017

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


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

Thursday 30th November 2017

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

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


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