Battlefields Trust Events

Battlefields Trust - Statement on Events   

Details of battlefield events advertised below are accurate at the time of publication and will be updated in the event of any changes.  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.

 

 

Battlefields Trust Online Lecture: Military medicine through the ages
Wednesday 17th April 2024

Part of the Summer 2024 online lecture series from The Battlefields Trust

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Waterloo Jan Willem Pieneman 1824 Rijksmuseum (Public Domain)

Battle of Waterloo 1815 at Belsay Hall
Saturday 20th April 2024

A North Region visit to Belsay Hall where the landscape is uncannily like that of the battlefield at Waterloo

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Part of the Ordnance Deport

Royal Ordnance Depot Weedon Visit
Sunday 21st April 2024

A chance to see a Royal Ordnance depot which operated from the Napoleonic Wars to the end of National Service and associated museum.

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Cheriton battlefield looking east for the parliamentarian lines

Battle of Cheriton 1644
Sunday 21st April 2024

An opportunity to see the battlefield where Sir Ralph Hopton's royalist army was defeated by the parliamentarians led by Sir William Waller. 

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A previous conference

Civil War Conference - 1645 Part 1
Saturday 27th April 2024

Come and join us for our sixth annual conference, this year looking at the events during the first half of 1645 in England and for Scotland the whole of 1645

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Tewkesbury Abbey

Presenting, Preserving and Researching Battlefields, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th May 2024

A Tewkesbury Battlefields Society Conference in conjunction with the Battlefields Trust

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Battlefield monument Lewes

Battle of Lewes 1264
Friday 10th May 2024

Join John Freeman and the London South and South East region to explore the Barons' War battlefield at Lewes.

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Lewes from the Downs

Battle of Lewes 1264 Fesitval
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2024

A weekend re-enactment of the battle of Lewes 1264.

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The Islip battlefield from the probable royalist position (Photo: Gregg Archer)

Battle of Islip 1645
Sunday 12th May 2024

An opportunity to explore one of the actions during Oliver Cromwell's raid around Oxford in Spring 1645.

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St Albans' clock tower and market place

First battle of St Albans 1455
Sunday 19th May 2024

An opportunity to explore the opening battle of the Wars of the Roses.

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Talk - Wars of the Roses: The Medieval Art of Graham Turner
Saturday 25th May 2024

An opportunity to hear renowned military artisit Graham Turner speak about his recent work painting the Wars of the Roses.

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Battlefields Trust Online Lecture: Henry VII and the Tudor pretenders
Tuesday 4th June 2024

Part of the Summer 2024 online lecture series from The Battlefields Trust

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Siege of Devizes 1643
Thursday 6th June 2024

A guided walk and discussion of the Siege of Devizes in 1643, including the town ditch, outworks and Parliamentary assault. 

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Brandon Hill Fort

Storming of Bristol 1643
Saturday 8th June 2024

A guided walk and discussion of the Storming of Bristol in 1643, including the sites of Washington’s Breach, Prior’s Hill Fort and the Essex Work. 

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The possible battlefield at Middleton Cheney

Battle of Middleton Cheney
Sunday 9th June 2024

A Mercia region walk exploring this lesser known Civil War battlefield.

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Battlefields Trust Online Lecture: Joan of Arc
Tuesday 18th June 2024

Part of the Summer 2024 online lecture series from The Battlefields Trust

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Battlefields Trust Online Lecture: The Battle of Ripple Field, 1643
Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Part of the Summer 2024 online lecture series from The Battlefields Trust

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James, Duke of Monmouth, Rijksmusuem RP-P-1878-A-1652 (public domain)

From Hero to Rebel! - Exploring the career of James, Duke of Monmouth
Saturday 6th July 2024

A series of talks exploring the career of James, Duke of Monmouth

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Battle of Marston Moor 1644 -Battlefield Walk
Saturday 6th July 2024

A walk on the battlefield that ended the Royalist hold on the North of England.

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Battle of Sedgemoor memorial

Battle of Sedgemoor 1685 - revisited
Sunday 7th July 2024

An opportunity to explore the Sedgemoor battlefield with a recognised expert on the battle.

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Battle of Northampton 1460
Wednesday 10th July 2024

The annual commemoration of the battle of Northampton run by the Northamptonshire Battlefields Society.

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Halton castle

The siege of Halton castle 1643
Saturday 13th July 2024

A chance to explore the fall of Halton castle in 1643

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Battlefields Trust Online Lecture: Who won at Waterloo?
Tuesday 16th July 2024

Part of the Summer 2024 online lecture series from The Battlefields Trust

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Edgcote battlefield

Battle of Edgcote 1469
Wednesday 24th July 2024

A Northamptonshire Battlefields Society organised walk across the battlefield.

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Cromwell statue, Bridgefoot, Warrington

Civil War Warrington - A guided walk
Sunday 28th July 2024

An opportunity to examine Warrington's Civil War history.

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Winwick battlefield

The Battle of Winwick 1648 - in Major John Sanderson's Shoes
Monday 19th August 2024

An opportunity to explore this lesser known second Civil War battlefield.

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Holt bridge

The battle of Farndon and the siege of Holt 1643
1st September 2024

A North West region visit to these important but little known actions.

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The Athelney memorial (photo by Simon Burchell) used under a CC BY-SA 4.0 licence

King Alfred's base at Athelney 878 - Walk
Sunday 15th September 2024

Join Wessex region for an exploration of King Alfred's defensive arrangements in the Somerset levels.

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