Battlesfield Trust

We are a registered charity dedicated to preserving, promoting and interpreting Britain’s battlefield sites. We campaign against inappropriate development, carry out research, organise walks, lectures and study days and publish a quarterly magazine. We are delighted to be supporting Cropredy 375.

During the event we will have a stand in the Parish Church, St Mary’s. There we will be showing a range of “Touch and Feel” English Civil War artefacts. Try on a replica helmet, hold real English Civil War cannon balls, and compare 375 year old musket balls. Which ones were unused and which ones had clearly hit something? You may want to read some original period documents. Or perhaps handle the coins that represented a day’s pay or more for a soldier; some of our coins may well have been in the pockets of the soldiers here 375 years ago.

You can also come on a free battlefield tour with us. We will be running a series of very short (45 minute) battlefield visits throughout both days, suitable for all the family. Come and see where the armies fought, learn about some of the colourful characters involved, and discuss how and why the battle was fought.

What was the “supine negligence” contemporaries talked about?

Who attributed their good health to their unhealthy habit and what as it?

What was the “honey trap” a Royalist lady set for Sir William Waller, and how did he avoid it?

Come and join us for the answers to these and other anecdotes about the battle. You can choose your time and book your place at our stand in our church.

During the event we will also be unveiling our new information board by the Bridge to provide a lasting legacy of Cropredy 375.

For more details about the Battlefields Trust, (including how to join us if you want to support our work), please visit http://www.battlefieldstrust.com

For more information about the Battle of Cropredy Bridge (1644) please visit http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/civil-war/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=2

 We look forward to your visit to us.

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