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Discovering Battlefields England & Scotland


 
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 216 pages
Author: J. Kinross
Year: 1989
Other Data: b&w photos, maps, bibliog, addresses, index
ISBN: 9780747803706

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The battlefields of Britain are a strangely neglected part of the British heritage. A few, such as Bosworth and Culloden, have visitor centres, and efforts have been made to explain what happened at the battle, but most have no more than a monument, if that, to commemorate the valour of the combatants and the lives lost these centuries ago.

In this book John Kinross describes sixty-nine battles that took place on English or Scottish soil, from King Alfred's defeat of the Danes at Ashdown in 871 to the final crushing of the Jacobite cause in the snow at Culloden on 16th April 1746. He sets each battle in its historical context, describes the actiom in relation to the landscape and gives a guide to the site as it is today.

Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Locations of Battle Sites
Ashdown, 8th January 871
Ethandun, 878
Maldon, 11th August 991
Stamford Bridge, 25th September 1066
Hastings, 14th October 1066
The Standard, Northallerton, 22nd August 1138
Lewes, 14th may 1264
Evesham, 4th August 1265
Stirling Bridge, 11 September 1297
Bannockburn, 24th June 1314
Myton, 20th September 1319
Boroughbridge, 16th March 1322
Halidon Hill, 19th July 1333
Neville's Cross, 17th October 1346
Otterburn, 19th August 1388
Homildon Hill, 14th September 1402
Shrewsbury, 21st July 1403
Harlaw, 24th July 1411
St Albans, 22nd May 1455
Blore Heath, 23rd September 1459
Northampton, 10th July 1460
Wakefield, 31st December 1460
Mortimer's Cross, 2nd February 1461
Towton, 29th March 1461
Hedgeley Moor, 25th April 1464
Edgecote, 26th July 1469
Barnet, 14th April 1471
Hewkesbury, 4th May 1471
Bosworth Field, 22nd August 1485
Stoke, 16th June 1487
Flodden, 9th September 1513
Ancrum Moor, 27th February 1545
Pinkie, 10th September 1547
Langside, 13th May 1568
Newburn Ford, 28th August 1640
Edgehill, 23rd October 1642
Stratton, 16th may 1643
Chalgrove Field, 18th June 1643
Adwalton Moor, 30th June 1643
Lansdown, 6th July 1643
Roundway Down, 13th July 1643
Newbury I, 20th September 1643
Winceby, 11th October 1643
Nantwich, 25th January 1644
Newark, 21st March 1644
Cheriton, 29th March 1644
Cropredy Bridge, 29th June 1644
Marston Moor, 2nd July 1644
Lostwithiel, 2nd September 1644
Newbury II, 28th October 1644
Auldearn, 9th may 1645
Naseby, 14th June 1645
Alford, 2nd July 1645
Langport, 10th July 1645
Kilsyth, 15th August 1645
Philiphaugh, 13th September 1645
Rowton Heath, 24th Septembet 1645
Preston, 17th-18th August 1648
Dunbar, 3rd September 1650
Worcester, 3rd September 1651
Bothwell Bridge, 22nd June 1679
Sedgemoor, 6th July 1685
Killiecrankie, 27th July 1689
Sheriffmuir, 13th November 1715
Glen Shiel, 10th June 1719
Prestonpans, 21st September 1745
Clifton Moor, 18th December 1745
Falkirk, 17th January 1746
Culloden, 16th April 1746
Bibliography
Useful Addresses
Index


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