Northamptonshire Battlefields Society Speakers Programme 2019

All talks start at 7:30pm unless otherwise stated
Venue: Delapre Golf Centre, Eagle Drive, Northampton
Members: Free, Non- Members £7.50

31 January  – The French, Richard III and the battle of Bosworth.  Mike Ingram.

Mike is the Society’s Chair, a medieval historian, author of “The Battle of Bosworth” battlefield guide and local expert on The Wars of the Roses.

28 February – 1469 – that turbulent year.  Phil Steele.

Phil is the Society’s Vice Chair and a trustee of the Battlefields Trust.  He is leading the Society’s project to mark the 550th anniversary of the battle of Edgcote and the year of troubles.

28 March – King Richard III. Matthew Lewis.

Historical writer Matthew Lewis returns to offer his unique perspectives on one of our most written about and controversial monarchs.

25 April – The SOE and Northamptonshire.  John Bassett. 

John worked for the Foreign Office for over a decade and is a leading expert in cyber security.  He has had a life-long interest in covert operations.

30 May – The Battle of Towton.  Chris Berendt.

Chris is Towton Battlefield Society’s Chair, and a passionate advocate of spreading the word about the importance of our medieval battlefield heritage.

27 June – The Organisation of a Late Medieval Army.  Mike Ingram.

Mike is the Society’s Chair, a medieval historian, author of “The Battle of Northampton”  the definitive account of the battle and local expert on The Wars of the Roses.

25 July – To be announced

Unfortunately Michael Hicks has recently suffered a stroke and will be unable to come and talk to us. A replacement speaker is being identified.

August No talk

26 September – English Fashion and the Art of the 1470s. Jazz Caruana.

Jazz Caruana of the Barnet Battlefields Society is an expert in medieval clothing and fashions and the associated legal constraints.  The presentation will include replica period clothing.

31 Oct – AGM & talk (NB 7:00pm start) Peterborough Cathedral and the Magna Carta.  Dr Jonathan Foyle

Dr Foyle is a well known TV presenter and passionate advocate for our architectural heritage  He is also Visiting Professor in Conservation at the University of Lincoln.

28 November – How to become King in Medieval England.  Graham Evans.

The Society Secretary and Editor of the Wild Rat explores what it took to become king between the Conquest and Bosworth and draws some surprising conclusions.


All information is correct at the time of publication but may be subject to changes.  Please keep in touch with the Society through our page on Facebook for the latest updates and news.

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