Become a Friend or Benefactor of Naseby
‘Naseby was one of the most important battles in shaping Britain, and it's something of a national embarrassment that what we have commemorating it at present is so inadequate. I can only imagine how beautifully and properly such a moment in History would be commemorated, if it had taken place in the United States, for instance. So I am interested to learn about the proposed joint project with Naseby Church, and very much hope that - if all parties can work together - something meaningful can result from this. It is what this battle, and its thousands of participants, deserve’
The Earl Spencer, DL
The Most Important battle ever fought in England?
THE BATTLE OF NASEBY was fought on the 14th June 1645.
In the open field of Northamptonshire Parliaments New Model Army destroyed the main field army of Charles 1st. After nearly three years of bloody conflict, this was the decisive battle of the English Civil War.
It was end of autocratic Monarchy and the beginning of political revolution that led to Parliamentary Democracy, and shaping the world we know today.
Become a Friend of Naseby
We need your support. Becoming a Friend of Naseby will enable you to contribute in a unique and meaningful way to the development of the Naseby Battlefield Project.
Exciting new addition to becoming a friend of Naseby Battlefield - Join today and you now get FREE access to Battlefield Trust walks this means you can support NBP and enjoy Battlefield Trust Walks
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Become a Benefactor
You may want to become a significant benefactor in the development of the Naseby Visitor Center. This will be an exciting opportunity.
We wish to recognise our Benefactors with their own unique Regimental Colour of the English Civil War.
During the English Civil Wars, and indeed until the very first years of the Eighteenth Century, every individual Company in an Infantry Regiment, a “Regiment of Foot” to use contemporary parlance, carried its own Colours – the concept of ‘Regimental Colours’, as we understand it today, had yet to come into being. An officer receiving command of a company was sometimes said to have been “receiving his colours”, much as Colonels were later to do.
By the time that the Civil Wars broke out in 1642 the English military had evolved a simple and elegant system whereby each company’s colours were subtly different from the others but could easily be identified as being from the same regiment. In essence the rule was simple, the higher ranking the officer commanding the company the “purer” his colours.
The Naseby Battlefield Project
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