SPONSORS & BENEFACTORS
We have dedicated this part of our website to say thank you to all of our supporters, financial benefactors, volunteers and helpers throughout the years. This charity cannot run without money, and we are incredibly grateful to all of our benefactors – whether they are private individuals that make a gift to us, or our volunteers that give their time that allows us to operate and function. Some people don’t like the limelight, but we can confirm that we have received significant donations as well as regular small monthly contributions. If you feel that you would like to send us a donation to help with our work, please contact us at Enquiries@Naseby.com
OUR CORPORATE & CHARITY SPONSORS
THE SEALED KNOT
The Sealed Knot charity commemorates our history in a number of ways. Principally we perform re-enactments in local communities based around battles, skirmishes and sieges of the English Civil War.
This includes annual events at Nantwich, Cheriton, Basing House, Stratton, Marston Moor, Naseby, Edgehill and Ripple. Therefore we try to support local heritage projects related to artefacts, battlefields, commemorative plaques and monuments.
In 2020 Cause4 launched Heritage Compass – a brand-new Business Support Programme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Working with our consortium partners Creative United and the Arts Marketing Association this new programme has been designed to grow resilience and invigorate the heritage sector across England.
The aims and objectives of the Naseby Battlefield Project are to: commemorate and provide physical and intellectual access to an iconic heritage site of a decisive Civil War battle; disseminate information on this historic episode by providing high quality educational and interpretation facilities; and establish a hub, sited in Naseby, for information on the battle
KELMARSH WIND-FARM COMMUNITY BENEFIT
We are a Charity set up to develop and protect heritage conservation and education in the four villages of Clipston, Haselbech, Kelmarsh, Naseby and wider Northampton area.
Arts&Heritage is a leading agency, that has worked nationally for over ten years to forge collaborations between contemporary artists and heritage organisations and museums. We support organisations to place contemporary art at the heart of their programming. Together we aim to create fresh perspectives in heritage contexts for a diverse range of audiences.
Royal Armouries has three museums across the United Kingdom and cares for one of the most important national collections of arms and armour in the world. We have a long history, dating back to the Middle Ages. Our celebrated core collection originated in the nation’s working arsenal, which was assembled over many centuries at the Tower of London.
Since 2005, we have also managed the national collection of firearms, started in 1631 by Charles I and assembled by the British Army, now housed at the National Firearms Centre.
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.
BRITAIN’S BEST SURPRISE!
Our work to promote days out, what’s here and what’s on in Northamptonshire is supported by the Northamptonshire Lieutenancy network, Visit England, SEM LEP, North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire Unitary Councils
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: Gilly@holdenby.com.
LOCAL ACCOMMODATION & VENUES
THE ROYAL OAK, NASEBY
5 Church St, Naseby, Northampton NN6 6DA. Telephone: 01604 743077
Join the Naseby Battlefield Project Trustees on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm for a convivial drink and conversation.
THE OLD POSTHOUSE, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE BULLS HEAD, CLIPSTON
10 Harborough Road, Clipston, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. LE16 9RT Telephone: 01858 525268
The Bull’s Head is a traditional village pub dating back to 1627. So when King Charles marched past Clipston on his way to the Battle of Naseby, The Bull’s Head had been built just a few years before (He would have been well advised to stop off here and go no further!).
The Bulls Head is a 17th Century Inn offering a fine selection of real ales and great pub food make from local ingredients. It also has three newly decorated rooms if you need to stay the night, offered at competitive rates.
Brook Meadow, Welford Road, Sibbertoft, Market Harborough, Leicestershire. LE16 9UJ
Telephone: 01858 880886
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.
BERBERIS VIEW AT MARSTON LODGE FARM
Located on the Royalist Retreat, Berberis View offers 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.
MARSTON 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.
English Heritage exists to protect and promote England’s spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.
The Most Important Historic Places in England Are Listed. The List includes buildings, battlefields, monuments, parks, gardens, shipwrecks and more.
British Civil Wars, Commonwealth & Protectorate 1638 – 1660
This is the new version of the British Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Protectorate website. All the information from the old site has been preserved, with many additions and enhancements, an improved navigation system, and a completely new design.
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.
We aim to encourage interest in the life and times of Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector, who was born in Huntingdon in 1599 and died at Whitehall in 1658. Cromwell is an intensely controversial figure equally reviled and revered both during his lifetime and after.
The National Civil War Centre invites you to explore one of the most fascinating times in UK history, sweeping you into a remarkable story of superstitions, serious sibling rivalry and seismic change which has affected the country we live in today. See the realities of 17th century life through the eyes of people who lived it.
The Cittie of London Brigade are proud to serve in the ranks of The Sealed Knot. As an educational charity The Sealed Knot engages and educates with the public through performing reenactments of battles, skirmishes and Living History displays.
The Cromwell Museum is home to the best collection of items relating to the life and times of Oliver Cromwell on public display anywhere in the world. The collection comprises over 800 items, including portraits, clothing, miniatures, arms and armour, historical documents written by or about Cromwell, and displays as diverse items as copies of his death masks and even his hat!
For over 20 years, The Troop has provided professional Historical Event Consultancy and Performance. Underlying our work is a love of history and an ability to combine both entertainment and education for both specialist and general audiences.
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 Roundhead Association is part of The English Civil War Society, which is dedicated to the re-enactment of life during the English Civil War period.
The Roundhead Association represent the Parliamentarians. Our army is made up of a number of Brigades whose Regiments take their names and uniforms from those of the 17th century.
We are The King’s Army, part of the English Civil War Society which has been re-enacting seventeenth century history since 1974. Our large Society of volunteer, skilled enthusiasts come from all parts of the Kingdom.
The English Civil Wars were fought between supporters of the King and Parliament between 1642 and 1651.