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Events

Battle of Bridport 1685

Sunday 16th July 2017

In 1685 the Duke of Monmouth invaded England at Lyme Regis to begin his attempt to unseat his uncle James II.  One of the first actions of the rebellion was a battle in the streets of Bridport which was fought on 14 June. A close-run thing, it involved several hundred rebels and about an equal number of men of the Dorset Militia, and left the high street littered with dead and dying men.

 

Join Dr Christopher Scott for a walking tour of the sites associated with this little-known but dramatic episode in Bridport's history. The walk will depart at 2:30pm from West Street Car Park. It will last about two hours and involve about two miles of walking. Attendance is free for Battlefields Trust members. A donation of five pounds is requested from non-members.

​The urban nature of this walk means that numbers have to be limited so advance booking is essential.  To reserve a place please visit

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/guided-walk-battle-of-bridport-1685-tickets-34607488931

 
 

For further information.

 

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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 7th January 2018

Sunday 7th January 2018

Join the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society for a two-hour guided tour of the battlefield. Meet at 2.30 p.m. at The Crescent (GL20 5PD). 


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The French Army Mutinies of 1917

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Wednesday 10th January 2018

François Wicart, the historian and battlefield guide who gave us an excellent talk on Verdun is going to talk about the French Army Mutiny of 1917.  

 


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Battle of Ashdown 781

Sunday 14th January 2018

Sunday 14th January 2018

Come along for a walk along the Ridgeway path over the site of Alfred the Great’s first victory over the Danes. Meet at 1.30 p.m. at the Bell Inn, Aldworth, Berkshire, RG8 9SE
 


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Mortimer’s Cross Quiz Night

Saturday 27th January 2018

Saturday 27th January 2018

A staggeringly diverse, intriguing and sometimes eccentric quiz will be held in aid of the Mortimer’s Cross Battlefield Project at the Mortimer’s Cross Inn, Mortimer’s Cross, Leominster, HR6 9PD.
 


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 4th February 2018

Sunday 4th February 2018

Join the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society for a two-hour guided tour of the battlefield. Meet at 2.30 p.m. at The Crescent (GL20 5PD). 
 


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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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Second Battle of St Albans 1461

Sunday 18th February 2018

Sunday 18th February 2018

Come along and find out how events at the second battle of St Albans led to Elizabeth Woodville becoming the queen of Edward IV
 


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East Anglia Region Study Day

Saturday 24th February 2018

Saturday 24th February 2018

The East Anglia region study day will be held at the Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 2AJ. 
 


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 4th March 2018

Sunday 4th March 2018

Join the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society for a two-hour guided tour of the battlefield. Meet at 2.30 p.m. at The Crescent (GL20 5PD). 
 


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

Sunday 1st April 2018

Sunday 1st April 2018

Join the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society for a two-hour guided tour of the battlefield. Meet at 2.30 p.m. at The Crescent (GL20 5PD).
 


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A Soldier's Tale – The Fighting Man, Ancient to Medieval

Saturday 7th April 2018

Saturday 7th April 2018

The Norfolk Branch of the Richard III Society has organised a one-day conference at the Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ. 
 


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Group visit to Stow Maries World War I Airfield

Sunday 8th April 2018

Sunday 8th April 2018

The Battlefields Trust are marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force with a group visit to Stow Maries airfield at Purleigh, Near Maldon in Essex, (post code CM3 6RJ).
 


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Battle of Mortimer’s Cross 1461

Saturday 28th April 2018

Saturday 28th April 2018

An all-day walk with morning coffee and briefing and lunch at Corner’s Inn, Kingsland, HR6 9RY, with events, followed by a walk back to the Mortimer’s Cross Inn, Leominster, HR6 9PD.
 


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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471 – Queen Margaret’s Camp

Sunday 29th April 2017

Sunday 29th April 2017

Join the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society for a two-hour walk to Tredington and back. Meet at 11.00 a.m. at Gloucester Road (GL20 5SG). 


 


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The English Civil War: Edgehill to Newbury 1642–43

Tuesday 3rd to Sunday 8th July 2018

Tuesday 3rd to Sunday 8th July 2018

Col. Nick Lipscombe will explore the conflict during its early years; examining the road to war, the struggle to arm and the advantage enjoyed by the royalists in the early encounters.
 


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The Wars of the Roses: The Southern Battles

Monday 9th to Saturday 14th July 2018

Monday 9th to Saturday 14th July 2018

Dr John Sadler will visit the southern battlefields of the Wars of the Roses, going from St Albans, where the wars started in 1455, to the deciding battle of Bosworth 1485.
 


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