This weekend 13-15 March 2009 Battlefields Conference @ NAM


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This weekend the Battlefields Trust are running their annual conference on British Battlefields at the National Army Museum. We will be presenting the status on the eight battlefields identified by the English Heritage commission report "Battlefields at Risk" as at High risk of loss.

Key note speakers are Robert Hardy on Sat 14th and Richard Holmes on the 15th. You also hear other published military historians on their battles, at risk from bulldozers, treasure hunters or intensive agriculture.

10:30 – 11:30 Fulford & Stamford Bridge, 1066 Chas Jones
11:40 – 12:40 Tewkesbury, 1471: A victory so far Robert Hardy
1:40 – 2:40 Boroughbridge, 1322 / Towton 1461 Frank Baldwin
2:50 – 3:45 Northampton, 1460 Harvey Watson, Mike Elliott & Peter Burley
3:55 – 5:15 Battlefields Trust National AGM (Open to members only)

Sunday 15 March
10:40 – 11:30 Adwalton Moor, 1643 Simon Marsh
11:40 – 12:40 Richard Holmes
1:30 – 2:30 1st Newbury, 1643 Jon Day
2:40 – 3:40 Langport, 1645 Malcolm Wanklyn
3:50 – 4:50 Worcester, 1651 Malcolm Atkin

Full Programme here

We are also looking for volunteers to form a network of local custodians to act as local eyes and ears for battlefields, working actively with local stakeholders to preserve and encourage interpretation of our battlefield heritage. Come and join us.

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