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…

1460 Battle of Northampton timeline 2

9 July 1460 The Yorkist army approaches Northampton through Blisworth and probably camps for the night at Hardingstone. The Lancastrian camp begins to swell with men as towns answer the King’s summons. Twenty men from Beverley arrive after their mayor threw a party for them before they left. Men from Shrewsbury are also there too.…

Battle of Northampton timeline 1.

26 June 1460. The Calais Lords, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick; Edward, Earl of March; and William Neville, Lord Fauconberg landed at Sandwich with 2,000 men. 27 June 1460. The Calais lords arrive at Canterbury. Robert Horne, John Scot and John Fosse and their men, sent by King Henry to stop them change sides and…

NBS recieves Battlefields Trust Presidents award

We are proud and pleased to announce that yesterday Mike Ingram and NBS was awarded the Battlefields Trust’s Presidents Award for outstanding battlefield preservation, conservation and interpretation. It will be formally presented by Sir Robert Worcester at the battle anniversary event at Delapre Abbey on the morning of 9 July. If you have not brought the…