Battlefield Events

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

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.

 

Bonnie Prince Charlie Weekend, Derbyshire
Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th December 2019

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2019

To mark the furthest reach of the Jacobite Army in 1745, Derby’s Charles Edward Stuart Society will host its annual weekend of skirmishes, parades and commemorations

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Battle of Alton 1643
Saturday 14th December 2019

This event has been rescheduled to Saturday 18th January 2020

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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471
Sunday 5th January 2020

Sunday 5th January 2020

Join the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society for a two-hour guided tour of the battlefield. Meet at 2.00 p.m. at Abbey Lawn car park, Gander Lane, GL20 5PG.

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Battle of Ashdown 871
Sunday 12th January 2020

Sunday 12th January 2020

Harvey Watson will be leading a walk over the site of Alfred the Great’s first dramatic victory over the Danes

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Battle of Alton 1643
Saturday 18th January 2020

Saturday 18th January 2020

Rescheduled visit to St Lawrence Church, Alton

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English Civil War Society annual march in commemoration of Charles I
Sunday 26th January 2020

Several hundred members of the King’s Army of the English Civil War Society will march in the footsteps of King Charles I in commemoration of his death at the hands of the Parliament on 30 January 1649.

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Battle of Tewkesbury 1471
Sunday 2nd February 2020

Sunday 2nd February 2020

Join the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society for a two-hour guided tour of the battlefield. Meet at 2.00 p.m. at Abbey Lawn car park, Gander Lane, GL20 5PG.

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East Anglia region study day
Saturday 29th February 2020

Saturday 29th Bebruary 2020

The East Anglia region presents a study day at The Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 2AJ.

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Sieges of Camulodunum AD 61 and Colchester 1648
Sunday 8th March 2020

Sunday 8th March 2020

In Roman times Colchester (Camulodunum) was attacked and destroyed during Boudica's rebellion in AD 61. In 1648 Colchester was the site where a royalist army of 5,600 men was besieged by parliamentarians. We will look at the actions of both the attackers and the defenders of these actions and the sites remaining. 

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Battle of Barnet from 'The Arrival' (University of Ghent, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Battlefields Trust Study Day - The Earls of Warwick and Battle
Saturday 21st March 2020

Saturday 21st March 2020

A Battlefields Trust Mercia Region study day looking at the experience of battle for two of the medieval Earls of Warwick

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North East and Borders/Yorkshire Regions Joint Study Day
Sunday 22nd March 2020

Sunday 22nd March 2020

Talks covering the variety of the Battlefield Trust's work, a local battle,and 15th Century power behind the throne. Refreshments included, and an optional buffet lunch.

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The market cross in the square in Stow where the fighting ended

Battle of Stow-on-the-Wold 1646
Sunday 29th March 2020

Sunday 29th March 2020

An opportunity to visit the site of the last field action of the first Civil War

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A view of the Parliamentarian deployment area on 'Old Nans' (Ordnance) Hill at Ripple

Battle of Ripple Field 1643
Saturday 18th April 2020

Saturday 18th April 2020

A walk across one of the lesser know Civil War battlefields.

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Stow on the Wold battlefield survey October 2015

Battlefield Projects Training Weekends
Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May 2020

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May 2020

An opportunity to attend a free weekend course to gain an understanding of and practical engagement with key skills essential for the design, management and implementation of any aspect of a battlefield project.  

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