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January 25, 2014

The Battle of Bouvines 27 July 1214 and Magna Carta

The battle of Bouvines is probably the most important battle that most people have never heard of. This battle which took place outside Lille in Flanders, ended the 12 year war between England and the Holy Roman Empire, and France. The relatively unknown battle had far reaching results for the history of France and England. It was this battle which led King John to negotiate with the Barons and seal the Magna Carta.

A special lecture and sandwich lunch is being organised by The Battlefields Trust on Tuesday 18th February 2014 at the Tower of London.

Professor John France teaches War Studies at Swansea University. He works on the history of warfare and crusading and has written several books and many articles on the subject of warfare of the era. Our hosts will be the Fusiliers Museum and the event includes a sandwich lunch a glass of wine and the opportunity to network in the exclusive surroundings of the Fusiliers mess in HM Tower of London.

Booking via this Just Giving Page http://www.justgiving.com/Bouvines1214

For more information contact Frank Baldwin:[email protected]

 

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