The Bosworth Battlefield Project

The Battlefields Trust, 2013

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Dr Glenn Foard
Reader in Battlefield Archaeology
Music, Humanities and Media
University of Huddersfield
Tel: 01604 505135

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Introduction

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In 2004, for Leicestershire County Council and the Battlefields Trust, Glenn Foard undertook an assessment of the current state of knowledge of Bosworth battlefield. Between 2005-2010, with funding from the HLF and additional support in kind from Leicestershire County Council (LCC) and the Universities of Huddersfield and Leeds, an investigation was undertaken to locate and characterise the 1485 Bosworth battlefield. Glenn Foard led an interdisciplinary team comprising historians, palaeo-environmentalists, a soil scientist and a place name scholar, working alongside various archaeologists and a dedicated group of volunteers. This involved metal detecting survey and related finds analysis, historic terrain reconstruction in GIS based on documentary and physical evidence, re-analysis of the primary sources for the battle and the campaign and geophysical survey. All the data was integrated and analysed in GIS. The archive is wholly digital and comprises specialist reports on each aspect of the research.

The final report on the work is published by Oxbow in 2013 as Foard, Glenn and Curry, Anne. Bosworth 1485: A battlefield rediscovered ISBN: 9781782971733.