Northampton Battlefields Society receives new international award

NBS has received an international award. The silver plated figurine of Nathaniel Wade was given to NBS at the International Guild of Battlefield Guides annual dinner on Saturday 14 January 2017 and collected by Vice-Chair Phil Steele and committee member Graham Evans. The GBG Nathaniel Wade Award is named after one of the first Battlefield Guides. Wade…

Talk Thursday 26 January. Dominic Smee and Richard Knox – The Armour of Richard III

Dominic Smee has a form of scoliosis similar to King Richard’s and for the recent Channel 4 documentary, Richard III: The New Evidence, Dominic was subject to various riding and training tests to determine if the condition could have had any negative effects on the King’s ability to fight in battle. Richard Knox, Heritage Development…

Northampton Battlefield Society – Forthcoming Events

  29 September – Phil Steele, Medieval Battle in contemporary illustrations. 20 October – AGM and talk Richard Brooks, William Marshal: The Knight who saved England 24 November – Paul Blinkhorn, Anglo-Saxon Northamptonshire December – No talk 26 January – Dominic Smee and Richard Knox, The armour of Richard III All talks at the Marriott…

Talk – This Thursday

Please dont forget this months talk – this Thursday 21 July. Our speaker is Harvey Watson of the Battlefields Trust and co-author of “The Battles of St. Albans” talking about the first battle of St. Albans. 7:30pm start, free to NBS members otherwise £5.00 on the door. Location: Marriot Hotel, Eagle Drive Northampton  https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/maps/travel/ormnh-northampton-marriott-hotel/  …

Chairmans award for outstanding preservation and interpretation presented by Sir Robert Worcester

1460 Battle of Northampton timeline 3

10 July 1460 The Battle of Northampton King Henry knights ten of his men including Thomas Stanley and the five year old grandson of the Duke of Buckingham.Both would be heavily involved in the demise of Richard III, twenty four and twenty five years later The Yorkists send Heralds and Bishops to the Lancastrian camp…