The Battlefields Trust

Dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of battlefield sites as educational and heritage resources

UK Battlefields Resource Centre

This website is being developed to provide information on fields of conflict throughout the United Kingdom. It is essential reading for anyone visiting a battlefield, an invaluable education resource and contains important information for those investigating or conserving battlefields. Included are maps, images, air photos, walking and driving tours, resources for teachers and much more.

The Royal Armouries

Britain’s first museum has grown from its origins as the main royal and national arsenal at the Tower of London into a family of museums located throughout the United Kingdom and in North America. This family is home to the UK’s national collection of arms and armour which includes the national collection of artillery at Fort Nelson.

The Sealed Knot

English Civil War Re-enactment. The Sealed Knot helps bring history alive every year at period houses throughout the country where you can talk to major historical figures, try out a few recipes, learn about the life of a soldier on the march and maybe even “take the King’s shilling”.


holdenby-houseHoldenby House

From Elizabethan England’s greatest mansion to Royal Palace and prison, Holdenby has a unique place in English history.  For more information please contact Gilly Wrathall on 01604 770074 or 07905 812333 (mob).  Email:



Royal Oak The Royal Oak, Naseby

Scott Collins has recently taken a 3 year lease of The Royal Oak and is a great supporter of The Naseby Battlefield Project and is allowing us to make it our home until the visitor centre is built (let’s hope). The brewery is designing a 1645 beer to be served and there are talks on the battle on certain evenings when you can enjoy a few beers and learn some history. To learn more please contact Scott on 01604743077.



berberis_viewBerberis View at Marston Lodge Farm

Self contained accommodation consisting of two ensuite bedrooms, one double and one twin (but could be made into a further double) large open plan living, dining, kitchen area. All high-quality. Accommodation including includes unrestricted access across the whole farm. The cost of Burberis View is £600 for the weekend.  Please contact Chris Thresh on 07802 388880 for further information.



campsiteMarston Lodge Farm – Campsite

Lovely field below Moot Hill available for for camping.  Any profit will be split 50:50 with Naseby Battlefield Project

Please contact Chris Thresh on 07802 388880 for further information.



bulls_headThe Bull’s Head, Clipston

The Bull’s Head is much more than the average local village pub. Built in 1620 it was around during the Civil War and would have been used by troops. A 17th Century Inn that is steeped in history. Ensuite accommodation available. Telephone: 01858 525 268



oldposthouseThe Old Post House, Naseby B & B

The Old Post House in Naseby is a privately owned family residence offering the most excellent bed and breakfast accommodation.  It is beautifully furnished and each suite is named after someone from the civil war, e.g. The Fairfax Suite, Cromwell Suite, etc.  For further information or to make a reservation please telephone: 01604 740985 / 07850 624128 or email:



brookmeadowBrook Meadow

For a carefree holiday, where conservation goes hand in hand with mainstream agriculture, look no further than Brook Meadow – a secluded lakeside retreat on the 400 acre farm of Jasper and Mary Hart at Sibbertoft, near the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough.



Farriers CottageFarriers Cottage

This lovely detached cottage is situated in the heart of the peaceful rural village of Crick. Ideal for a small family, this welcoming holiday home makes a great base, whatever the time of year. The cosy sitting room boasts a welcoming multi-fuel stove, so why not relax by the fireside after a busy day of sightseeing? ; 01244 456665


Explore Northamptonshire

The official online guide to visiting Northamptonshire.

Go Leicestershire

The official online guide to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Civil War Connection

The war in the East Midlands affected many towns and villages, and key locations have worked together to create a trail linking various aspects of the conflict. These range from sieges, castles and battles to museums housing artefacts of historic importance.

The Great Central Railway 

The Great Central Railway is the UK’s only double track, main line heritage railway. It’s the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other – just as it was when steam ruled the rails.  The railway is supported by the David Clarke Railway Trust


English Heritage

English Heritage exists to protect and promote England’s spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.Historic Battlefields Register – Naseby

The English Civil War Society

The main aim of this Society is to stimulate interest in the authentic re-creation of seventeenth century military life and in so doing we endeavour to entertain and instruct both our own members and the general public. We do this by continually striving for historical authenticity in our clothing, artifacts, methods, weapons and tactics.

The Fairfax Society

The Fairfax family can trace its origins back to the Danish Vikings since when they have seen active service in several theatres of war in addition to the Great Civil War of the 17th. Century. It was then Sir Thomas (“Black Tom”) Fairfax created the Model Army that turned the fortunes of the Roundheads and forced King Charles I to surrender.

The Seventeenth Century Society

The Seventeenth Century Society is a group of enthusiastic individuals which recreates many aspects and levels of seventeenth century life and society.

The Pike & Shot Society

Founded in 1973, the Pike and Shot Society is an international organization that promotes interest in the warfare of the Early Modern Period, a time that saw radical change in the way in which wars were foughtworld-wide. Its main activity is the publication of its highly respected bi-monthly journal Arquebusier as well as specialist books, monographs and booklets.

The Cromwell Association

Information about Oliver Cromwell 1599-1658 and his life, legacy and significance.

The British Civil Wars & Commonwealth Website

From the signing of the Scottish National Covenant of 1638 to the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, this site explores the turmoil of the Civil Wars and Interregnum, and the constitutional experiments of the Commonwealth and Protectorate period of the 1650s.

The Globe Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education. Together, the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition & Tour and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.

 Spratton Local History Society

Spratton Local History Society was founded in 1999 with the aim of bringing together people with an interest in the history of Spratton, Northamptonshire and the surrounding area. We have regular meetings, usually with speakers, undertake local history research and hold exhibitions and events – most recently a commemoration of Spratton men & women who served in the First World War. We have also published five books about the history of Spratton


The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

The RSPB is a UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and other wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all.

The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers

The charity was set up in 1959, and has a successful history of environmental conservation volunteering throughout the UK and around the world


Brand Print

Over 30 years experience within the printing industry.  Our wealth of knowledge and experience during this time means we can deliver your print requirements in the most cost effective way and help guide you through the world of printing.

Midland Environmental Services Ltd

Specialist pest control and dog wardening company for local authorities who help maintain the upkeep of Prince Ruperts Viewpoint Platform for Naseby Battlefield Project

Empress Miniatures

English Civil war range of 28mm figures, the design of the range has been based upon the latest research on constumes and equipment. Initially covering troops from around the 1630 to 1644 we have detailed plans to eventually move into 1645 and beyond, thus covering later period types such as the new model army

Osprey Publishing

Osprey Publishing is the world’s leading publisher of illustrated military history and military aviation books. Osprey series span military history from the ancient world to modern times. Osprey’s popular series include Men-at-Arms, Campaign, Fortress, New Vanguard, Warrior and Aircraft of the Aces.

Pen and Sword Books

A specialist publisher of military history books. The Battleground Britain series features several titles related to the English Civil War.

Paul Meekins

The business was established in 1990 and stocks books for all periods from Roman through to World War Two. Generally have over 10000 books in stock specialising in English Civil War books, Napoleonic books and WW2 Airborne books.