Battlefields Trust Events

Battlefields Trust - Statement on Events and Coronavirus 

Details of battlefield events advertised below are accurate at the time of publication and will be updated in the event of any changes, particularly in the light of Covid19 advice and restrictions.  Places are limited and pre-registration on all events is essential. The event organiser will inform you of joining instructions.  In any case  please check with the organiser of the event, or this website again, shortly before the day of the event to make sure no last minute alterations or cancellations have been necessary. 

Except where shown, all events organised by the Battlefields Trust are free to members.  Non-members are welcome to attend, but adult non-members may be asked for a donation to support the Battlefields Trust's work.

Members will be aware that in response to the enforced postponement or cancellation of its events the Battlefields Trust  launched a new programme of members-only online talks. These have have proved so popular that the decision has been taken to make these an ongoing benefit of membership.

 

Battle of Maldon 991
Saturday 21st May 2022

Join the East Anglia region of the Battlefields Trust on a walk around the area where raiding Vikings defeated the local Anglo-Saxons in August 991.

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The Montgomery battlefield

Battles of Buttington 893 and Montgomery 1644
Saturday 21st May 2022

Join the Marches and West Midlands region of the Trust for an exploration of two marcher battlefields.

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First battle of St Albans 1455
Sunday 22nd May 2022

A walk over the first battle of the Wars of the Roses

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Battlefields Trust AGM and Conference 2022
Friday 27th May - Sunday 29th May 2022

Information about and booking arrangements for the 2022 Battlefields Trust AGM and Conference

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Battlefields Trust Online Lecture: The Battle of Jersey 6th January 1781
Monday 30th May 2022

Part of the Battlefields Trust online lecture programme for 2022

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Tewkesbury battlefield information board

Battle of Tewkesbury 1471
Thursday 2nd June 2022

A Tewkesbury Battlefields Society walk.

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Evesham bell tower, which has bullet impact scars from fighting in the Civil War

The Civil War in Evesham 1645
Thursday 2nd June 2022

An opportunity to explore Evesham's rich Civil War history

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the Battle of Nibley Green by Graham Turner

Battle of Nibley Green 1470
Saturday 11th June 2022

Join Adam Dolling, the Battlefields Trust expert on the battle of Nibley Green, to find out more about this lesser known battle of the Wars of the Roses. 

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Stoke Field view from the initial Royalist posiiton

Battle of Stoke Field 1487
Sunday 12th June 2022

Join the East Midland's region for a walk across the field of the last battle of the Wars of the Roses. 

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Battlefields Trust Online Lecture: Basing House: New Findings
Tuesday 14th June 2022

Part of the Battlefields Trust online lecture programme for 2022

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Battle of Guildown 1497
Tuesday 14th June 2022

Short talk and wreath-laying to commemorate the 525th anniversary of the Cornish march on London

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Battle of Blackheath 1497
Friday 17th June 2022

A wreath laying and walk to commemorate the 525th anniversary of the battle which ended the 1497 Cornish Rebellion.

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Bosworth veteran John Cheney in Salisbury Cathedral

Civil War Salisbury and the cathedral military monuments
Saturday 18th June 2022

Join Julian Humphrys to explore Salisbury's Civil War history and the military monuments in the cathedral

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Gatehouse Battle Abbey

Battle of Hastings 1066
Sunday 19th June 2022

A walk across the battlefield at Hastings 1066 organised by the South East and South London region of the Battlefields Trust

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Yorkshire Region Study Day: "Civil Wars in Yorkshire"
Sunday 19th June 2022

Trust study day on "Civil Wars in Yorkshire" at York Army Museum

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The information board at Cropredy Bridge

Battle of Cropredy Bridge 1644
Sunday 26th June 2022

A visit to this Oxfordshire Civil War battlefield.

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Battle of Marston Moor 1644
Saturday 2nd July 2022

Saturday 2nd July 2022.

A day of events to commemorate the 378th anniversary of the battle.

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Tewkesbury Abbey

Battle of Tewkesbury 1471
Thursday 7th July 2022

A Tewkesbury Battlefields Society walk

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The Eleanor Cross at Northampton

Battle of Northampton 1460
Sunday 10th July 2022

A day long event organised by Delapre Abbey focusing on the battle of Northampton.

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Tours of Pontefract Town and/or Pontefract Castle
Wednesday 13th July 2022

Enjoy guided tours of Pontefract Town and/or Pontefract Castle

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Last year's dig

Visit to a dig: THE SITE OF ENGLISH CIVIL WAR SIEGE OF KINGS LYNN 1643
Wednesday 20th July 2022 AM

An opportunity to have a conducted tour round the current ‘dig’. Timings to be settled.

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Battle of North Walsham 1381
Saturday 23rd July 2022

Join the East Anglia region for a walk across the field of the battle which ended the 1381 Peasants Revolt

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Battlefield Church Shrewsbury

Battle of Shrewsbury 1403 Festival
Saturday and Sunday 23rd-24th July 2022

Join the Trust's Welsh Marches and West Midlands Region on regular tours of the battlefield at Shrewsbury during the festival.

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Edgcote battlefield

Battle of Edgcote 1469
Sunday 24th July 2022

An opportunity to walk this lesser known but important battlefield

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Deal Castle

Deal Castle Visit
Monday 25th July 2022

An opportunity to learn more about Henry VIII's defensive scheme for the south coast.

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The storming of Bristol 1643
Tuesday 26th July 2022

A walk to mark the anniversary of the Royalist storming of Bristol

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John Hampden monument

Battle of Chalgrove 1643
Sunday 31st July 2022

A Mercia Region walk of the battle of Chalgrove which saw the mortal wounding of John Hampden, a leading parliamentarian statesman. 

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Tewkesbury battlefield information board

Battle of Tewkesbury 1471
Thursday 4th August 2022

A Tewkesbury Battlefields Society walk.

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The Falkland memorial and interpretation board.

First Battle of Newbury 1643
Sunday 2nd October 2022

A walk to raise funds for a further information board at the first Newbury battlefield.

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The battlefield from Edgehill

Battle of Edgehill 1642
Sunday 16th October 2022

An opportunity to visit the field of the first major battle of the Civil War

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Syon House Brentford - captured by the royalists in the battle

Battles of Brentford and Turnham Green 1642
6th November 2022

An opportunity to visit the sites of the key battles around London at the end of 1642

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The Queen's Sconce, Newark

English Civil War Fortresses Symposium
Saturday 19th November 2022

A joint Battlefields Trust - Fortress Study group one day symposium.  Full programme now available.

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