Some dates published for Naseby Project meetings

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Tues 20:00 · Towcester Mill at The Royal Oak · Naseby
Tues 19:30 · Towcester Mill at The Royal Oak · Naseby
Talk: Intelligence & Scouting in the Civil War
Phil Steele
Tues 19:30 · Towcester Mill at The Royal Oak · Naseby
Talk: The Human Costs of the English Civil Wars
Dr Andrew Hopper
Tues 19:30 · Towcester Mill at The Royal Oak · Naseby
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Naseby at the Royal Oak

370 footage

Excellent (finally) to get a preview of the footage Richard Vobes took at Naseby 370.  This was screened at the Naseby Project’s monthly evening get-together at The Royal Oak pub in the village.

The next pub evening at Naseby will be Phil Steele’s ‘Wargaming the Battle of Naseby’ … a look at the model, the issues and a chance to join in a refight.  No experience necessary.

The pub is under new management and seems to be doing well – a good range of beers on offer and, the evening I went over to see the Naseby footage, there was a full menu available. All good news to Mercurius.

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The Civil War at Partizan

… with the Pike and Shot Society …

P&S Partizan 2017 01

Thanks for visiting the Pike and Shot Society at Partizan … great to see everyone.

P&S Partizan 2017 02

A very good turn out for Early Modern warfare … we enjoyed 3 historical battles as well as the Battlefields Trust and the Civil War Centre – so well done Partizan for supporting the History Zone.

P&S Partizan 2017 03

Naseby in 15mm

(more on Phil’s project here … )

P&S Partizan 2017 04

Edgehill in 12mm

P&S Partizan 2017 05

Cropredy in 28mm

Look out for the Pike And Shot Society at shows … or JOIN HERE at the website ..

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New pictures of the Naseby wargame

Naseby and The Battlefields Trust put on Phil’s splendid Naseby 1645 at Campaign last weekend …

Campaign 2017 Naseby 14

The pictures look great.

Lots going on at Naseby right now – I’ll try to get an update and post it for you.

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Largest Civil War battle this year at Holdenby in July


More info


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Naseby Battlefield Project secures Heritage Lottery Fund support

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Naseby Battlefield Project secures Heritage Lottery Fund support
Today, Naseby Battlefield Project has received £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, to develop their plans to build a new visitor centre for the Battle of Naseby.
The grant will pay for a feasibility study to establish the costs and location of the proposed centre and consult with local people on what they would like to see included in the plans.
Led by volunteers, the project focuses on arguably one of the most important battles in English history. On 14 June 1645, the armies of the King and Parliament met in fields just outside the Northamptonshire village of Naseby. It proved to be the decisive battle of the English Civil War. The King’s army was destroyed and the King’s cabinet and incriminating papers were captured. Within a year, the war was over and it established Parliament’s right to a permanent role in the government of the kingdom. Naseby was also a victory for the ‘new modelled’ army – Britain’s first regular, red-coated soldiers and is, for many, the birth place of the British Army.
As a national monument, Naseby field is unmatched. Despite the addition of farm buildings and the enclosing of fields, the landscape remains intact and has not been built over. There are no uncertainties over the location or orientation of the battle. Today’s visitors can stand on the ground where democracy was won, confident of how the action unfolded.
The vision of the Trustees and Patrons is to create the Naseby Battlefield Visitor Centre as an information resource about the Battle itself, the Civil War, the political and social history of the era, the rural environment in the 1600s and what life was like at the time.

Commenting on the award, Chairman Lord Arthur Hazelrigg said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop our plans for a visitor centre that will bring the Battle of Naseby to the national prominence it deserves. It will fully engage people of all ages in the significance of the battle of Naseby for our lives today and deliver an educational experience which engages children and people of all ages”.

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