Harborough and The Battle of Naseby
Early in the morning of June 14th 1645, King Charles I and the Royalist army under the leadership of Prince Rupert, left Market Harborough to confront the Parliamentarian army in a battle that would decide the fate of the war.
The Battle of Naseby was the decisive battle in the English Civil War. After years of stalemate between the Royalist and the Parliamentary forces, Naseby saw an overwhelming win for Parliament and the complete destruction of Charles I's army and support, leading to his eventual execution in 1649.
The walk takes place in the town where you will discover the town’s role in this famous battle, the story of 'The Bloody Ford' and how the civil war affected the local people.
Walk Starting Point: The Old Grammar School
Duration of Walk: 2 to 2.5 hours
This guided walk has been arranged in association with The Naseby Battlefield Project. Proceeds will be donated to help in their aim to improve the visitors experience, offer educational resources and create more biodiversity to the battlefield site.
Find out more about Naseby Battlefield Tours
follow this link to their website www.naseby.com