Anniversary Battle Event Author Talks: Mike Ingram ‘The Battle of Northampton 1460’
Sunday 21st August, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Anniversary Battle Event Author Talks: Mike Ingram ‘The Battle of Northampton 1460′
The 1460 battle of Northampton was a key battle in the Wars of the Roses. It was the first time artillery was used en-masse and was the only time a field fortification was assaulted. The battle was also mired in international intrigue and featured the only massed ex-communication of the war. King Henry VI was captured for the first time and it was in its immediate aftermath that the Yorkists first claimed the throne. Despite this, until recently the battle has remained relatively unknown, The talk tells the story of the battle and shows its likely location.
Book signing 12.45 – 1.00 pm
Tickets are available to purchase over the telephone 01455 290429 or in person from the Ticket Office.
Author Talk tickets can only be purchased in conjunction with an Anniversary Battle ticket
The capacity for each talk is 50 – 25 tickets for each talk will be bookable in advance. The remaining 25 tickets will be released at 10.00 am on the day the talk is taking place. Tickets are available from the Ticket Office on a first come first served basis.
Mike Ingram is a historian, author, lecturer and battlefield guide specialising in the Wars of the Roses and medieval period. As well as his books, he has been a consultant for a number of Wars of the Roses exhibitions and writes for a variety of magazines including Medieval Warfare. His last book “Battle Story: Bosworth 1485” was published by History Press in July 2012 and his new book “The Battle of Northampton 1460” was published early in 2016. He is the current chair of the Northampton Battlefields Society, the Northamptonshire representative for the Battlefields Trust and a trustee and Director of the Naseby Battlefield Project.
A Knight’s Tale
Wednesday 21st October, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sir Jed has travelled to Bosworth ready for battle. Discover who he will fight for and what he will bring to the battle. Try on replica armour and handle weapons to see how they were used in battle.
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