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The anniversary walk at Naseby this year will be on Sunday June 10th and will include access to otherwise problem areas of the battlefield and weapons and kit demonstrations by members of the Sealed Knot.   73 more words

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When the Civil War came to Rawdon and Horsforth

This article first appeared in The Squeaker Magazine (click here for the latest edition).

On 23 January 1643, Sir Thomas Fairfax left Bradford at the head of a Parliamentarian force of approximately three thousand men. 884 more words


Hidden Histories: The Men behind the Memorial, Howe Bridge Mills, Atherton

This post is linked with my “Long Lost Histories” piece about Howe Bridge Mills in Atherton (see link at the bottom).  The mill, which was in operation for well over a century, was worked in by generations of local residents and the loss of twenty male workers during the First World War was felt so strongly that a memorial tablet was erected on the site in 1921. 3,373 more words


Village of Azincourt

This wasn’t the first time that I drove in France, though the first time, with the exception of navigating the streets of Nice, I spent most of my time traveling along the Motorway (or the Autoroute, as they call them in France). 1,666 more words

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The Naseby Project has also been busy over the Winter

(Winter battlefield walk at Naseby)

Hosting Winter walks both for all visitors and a special event for the sealed Knot  … meanwhile taking their game of the battle to… 66 more words

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Adwalton Moor - Leeds’s English Civil War battlefield

Yorkshire played a pivotal role in the English Civil War. Here, it was largely a class war: the landed nobility tended to favour the King; the working classes in places such as Hull, Bradford and Leeds generally supported the Parliamentarians. 305 more words