Archaeology for HS2

Excavations on the Edgecote Battlefield

For those interested in local archaeology. Fusion, HS2’s contractors, have published details of the archaeological investigation work that they will be carrying out in the Edgcote area.

Knight at Edgecote 2009

From the re-enactment on the battlefield site in 2009

Trenches will be dug in areas that are thought to have been part of the 1469 Wars of the Roses battlefield.

According to the Battlefields Trust, Edgcote is one of the less well understood battles of the period, so it must be hoped that these investigations add to our knowledge of this local historical event.

Find Out More

You can find out more:-

Fusion’s announcement of the works here

A map of the battlefield (from the Battlefield Trust’s web site) here

Wikipedia article on the Battle of Edgecote

Battlefields Trust Resource Page for Edgcote

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