Talk Thursday 23 March Arms and Armour in 14th and 15th Century England

7:30pm Location : Marriott Hotel, Northampton. https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/maps/travel/ormnh-northampton-marriott-hotel/ £5.00 on the door. Free to full NBS members Thom Richardson FSA is Curator Emeritus at the Royal Armouries. He is former Research and Collections Advisor (2015–2016), Deputy Master and Head of Collections (2014–2015), and Keeper of the Armour and Oriental Collections (1996–2014). Thom joined the staff of the…

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/  …