370th Anniversary of the Battle of Naseby

Programme of Events

Saturday 13th June 2015 – Mill Hill

Noon The Battlefield and Living History Camps will open to the public. (There will be two
living history camps – one representing the Parliament Baggage Trayne, and the other
demonstrating seventeenth century life). There will also be exhibitions and displays from
the Naseby Battlefield Project, and other charities and heritage organisations.
1.30pm Pre-battle display 1 – Sulby Hedge (Reenacting the very start of the battle when
Colonel Okey’s Parliamentary Dragoons fired into the flanks of the Royalist Cavalry forcing
them to start their charge into the Parliamentary cavalry).
2.15pm Pre-battle display 2 – Parliament Baggage Trayne (The Royalist Cavalry charge the length
of the field and engage the camp which is defended by the Artillery Guard of Firelocks
under the command of Captain-Lieutenant Desborough).
2.45pm The Field Armies arrive at Mill Hill and prepare the large formations that are typical of the
seventeenth century battlefield.
3 pm The Battle of Naseby 1645 – over 1,000 Artillery, Cavalry and Infantry troops will recreate
the battle of the 14th June 1645
4.30pm The Parliament victory is complete, and both armies reform into Brigade / Tertio
formations to march off in large blocks of troops with each brigade / tertio presenting
massed drums and colours for the march back to camp.
5.30pm The Battlefield and Living History Camps close.

 

Sunday 14th June 2015 – Mill Hill

Noon The Battlefield and Living History Camps will open to the public. (There will be two
living history camps – one representing the Parliament Baggage Trayne, and the other
demonstrating seventeenth century life). There will also be exhibitions and displays from
the Naseby Battlefield Project, and other charities and heritage organisations.
1.30pm Pre-battle display 1 – Sulby Hedge (Reenacting the very start of the battle when
Colonel Okey’s Parliamentary Dragoons fired into the flanks of the Royalist Cavalry forcing
them to start their charge into the Parliamentary cavalry).
2.15pm Pre-battle display 2 – Parliament Baggage Trayne (The Royalist Cavalry charge the length
of the field and engage the camp which is defended by the Artillery Guard of Firelocks
under the command of Captain-Lieutenant Desborough).
2.45pm The Field Armies arrive at Mill Hill and prepare the large formations that are typical of the
seventeenth century battlefield.
3 pm The Battle of Naseby 1645 – over 1,000 Artillery, Cavalry and Infantry troops will recreate
the battle of the 14th June 1645
4.30pm The Parliament victory is complete, and both armies reform into Brigade / Tertio
formations to march off in large blocks of troops with each brigade / tertio presenting
massed drums and colours for the march back to camp.
5.30pm The Battlefield and Living History Camps close.