Edgecote 1469 - A Study Day
2019 marks the 550th anniversary of one of the most misunderstood and confusing battles of the Wars of the Roses.
Fought in South Northamptonshire just outside Banbury, by armies from Wales and Yorkshire, it was Warwick the Kingmaker’s first step from Yorkist to Lancastrian. The outcome of the battle was determined by a dispute over a fair maid from Banbury and a rag-tag group of rascals from in and around Northampton – or was it?
This study day will look at the campaign and battle, from why the Earl of Warwick felt compelled to abandon the House of York, to the mysterious Robin of Redesdale who plunged the kingdom into such chaos, and the bloody executions at the foot of the Eleanor Cross in Northampton where long held grudges were settled.
Speakers will include: Mike Ingram, local historian and chairman of the Northamptonshire Battlefields Society Phil Steele, trustee of the Battlefields Trust Harvey Watson, editor of Battlefields Magazine Graham Evans, secretary of Northamptonshire Battlefields Society Professor Ann Parry Owen and Dr Jenny Day from the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies.
£35 per person. Ticket price includes car parking on Abington Park, refreshments and a full buffet lunch. Please inform us of any dietary requirements when booking.
This event is organised by Northamptonshire Battlefields Society. Find out more at: www.northantsbattles.com
Bookings: 01604 838110