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Events

Battle of Mortimers Cross 1461

Saturday 6th May 2017

Famous for the sighting of three suns in the sky (a “parhelion”) this Wars of the Roses battle in February 1461 changed history for ever. Edward Earl of March, only 18 years old (the Yorkist victor), became King Edward IV following the battle and Lancastrian Owen Tudor, King Henry VIII’s great grandfather, lost his head.

 

This event begins at the Mortimer’s Cross Inn (HR6 9PD) at 9.30 am and concludes back at the Inn at 16.30 for afternoon tea and discussion

 

The day includes morning coffee, guided walks of the battlefield, buffet lunch in Kingsland and afternoon tea and cakes

 

An arms and armour presentation and walk of battle related medieval Kingsland is included.

 

A Donation of £20.00 per adult (£15.00 for Battlefield Trust Members) is invited to cover everything provided on the day (including lunch, coffee and afternoon tea) and to support the Mortimer’s Cross Battlefield Project.

 

Places are limited so pre-booking is highly recommended and for updates/changes.

 

For Further Details and to book contact: anthonyrich@virginmedia.com  ​0121 2499292 or 07711 086189 or Martin Hackett on  hackett765@btinternet.com  07583 891943

 
 

For further information.

 

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Battle of Edgehill Exhibition Open Day

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2017

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of October 2017

The Battle of Edgehill Exhibition is holding an open day for the exhibition with new short term displays and the outcome of a special poetry competition


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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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Cromwell Museum Visit

Sunday 29th October 2017

Sunday 29th October 2017

Join the East Anglian region for a guided tour of the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon and a walk around the town.


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Battle of Edgehill 1642

Sunday 29th October 2017

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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Battles of Powick 1642 and Worcester 1651

Saturday 4th November 2017

Saturday 4th November 2017

Join Tony Spicer for an exploration of one of the first and last battle of the English Civil Wars


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 5th November 2017

Sunday 5th November 2017

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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Battlefields in Yorkshire Conference

Sunday 19th November 2017

Sunday 19th November 2017

Book you tickets for the Battlefields in Yorkshire Conference


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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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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Sunday 3rd December 2017

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


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King John, Magna Carta and the Barons Wars

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Tuesday 5th December 2017

 

Join Battlefields Trust Development Officer Julian Humphrys for a talk about the Barons Wars, Mana Carta and King John.


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Battle of Bramham Moor 1408

Sunday 18th February 2018

Sunday  18th February 2018

A battlefield walk to commemorate the 610th anniversary of this important battle which helped secure the crown for Henry IV.


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