Bosworth- The Archaeology of the Battlefield

Sunday 6th March, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Bosworth- The Archaeology of the Battlefield

Richard Mackinder will be giving an enlightening talk on his recently released publication ‘Bosworth, The Archaeology of the Battlefield.

He worked at  Bosworth Battlefield for over 20 years, starting in 1991 as one of a team of four Countryside Rangers who managed the site.

Richard was a key proponent in exploring and discovering the true location of the Battlefield. As doubts continued to arise as to the accuracy of the established site of the battlefield on Ambion Hill, and several alternative theories were published, in 2004 the council took the decision to bid for money to search for the real location.

His work on this project since then has taught him many things. One is that we must be careful not to simply base a hypothesis on supposition, rather the facts.

Perceived “facts” must be checked, questioned, and where possible, tested. Only after passing those tests, can the hypothesis be proven, however unlikely it may seem initially; or how it may contradict what was once thought to be true.

The thoughts and ideas presented in this talk are based on Richard’s experiences and local knowledge. It is  his personal interpretation of what happened during the battle and how he, and initially that small group of people who became firm friends, set out to find some answers to the relatively simple question:

“Where, and how,

was the

Battle of Bosworth fought?”

There will be an opportunity for questions and book signings after the talk.
Copies of the book will be available to buy.

Tickets are £6 and can be purchased HERE
Pre Booking is Essential.

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