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Glenn Foard, Project Officer with The Battlefields Trust.
Project Officer: Glenn Foard

Glenn has been working for the Battlefields Trust as Project Officer since June 2002, now on a part time basis. Previously he was County Archaeologist for Northamptonshire. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a Member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists, a member of the English Heritage Battlefields Panel and is also currently a part time post graduate at the University of East Anglia, researching The Historical Archaeology and Geography of Battlefields in 17th Century England.

He is a specialist in landscape archaeology with particular experience in aerial archaeology and field survey, documentary research and the application of information technology to the mapping and interpretation of the historic environment. From the early 1990s his research has concentrated particularly upon the history and archaeology of military action. He is currently leading the Trust's two major battlefield surveys: at Edgehill and Bosworth. He is also working for the University of Leeds on an English Heritage funded Resource Assessment of English battles, which builds upon and develops a principles established in a Resource Assessment of Scottish battlefields undertaken for Historic Scotland.

Glenn has written and lectured extensively on archaeological themes, especially on landscape and settlement, aerial archaeology and on the history and archaeology of the English Civil War. His books include:

  • Foard, Glenn. Naseby: The Decisive Campaign. Whitstable: Pryor Publications, 1995.
  • Brown, A E, and Foard G. The Making of a County History: John Bridges' Northamptonshire. Leicester: University of Leicester, 1994.


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