A collection of external links relating to Blore Heath.
Blore Heath information on the BBC website
An excellent summary of Blore Heath on the BBC Shropshire website. Contains pictures from the 2003 re-enactment, and links to other relevant sites.
Blore Heath Wikipedia entry
The entry for Blore Heath on the Wikipedia free online encyclopedia.
A section on the Virtual-Shropshire site with many excellent pictures from the 2003 re-enactment.
A comprehensive and well-structured resource describing the events surrounding and leading up to the Wars of the Roses. Includes links to other sites.
The Fishpool Hoard
The biggest find of gold coins ever made in Britain. In 1966, a horde of gold coins and jewellery was found during building work in the village of
Fishpool. It is likely that the coins were planted early in 1464, and were possibly Lancastrian
war funds. The hoard is currently held in the British Museum in London and is listed as one of their top ten 'treasures'.
The Dunstable Swan Jewel
Also in the British Museum, the Dunstable Swan Jewel is a Lancastrian livery badge of the highest
quality. It was probably owned by a wealthy Lancastrian supporter.
Richard 111 Society
A large site dedicated to English history during the reign of Richard 111.
The Towton Battlefield Society
Towton, Yorkshire was the next battle after Blore Heath, fought in 1461, and has a claim to being the bloodiest battle fought on English soil.
The Towton Mass Grave Project
An academic discussion of the archeological examination of skeletons uncovered on the Towton battle
field. From examination of the skeletons, it is clear that in life they would have had the appearance of
modern athletes. There was physiological evidence of extensive physical exertion over extended
periods, which was most probably the rigours of Medieval military training in youth.
One of the skulls has a 'has a healed blade injury which occurred in a previous violent
encounter'. Towton was fought two years after Blore Heath. Is it possible that the skull is
that of a soldier injured at Blore Heath? A fascinating discussion.
The Hugo Meynell School
A local primary school produced an online project on the battle of Blore Heath after a visit by some of the re-enactors.
The Roman villa at
Obviously not exactly relevant to the battle, but since Hales is on the southern side of Blore Heath
it is worth a link for those interested in the history of the area.
Historical St Albans
The first battle of St Albans was fought four years before
Blore Heath. Find out more about the
history and events relating to St Albans.
Staffordshire Metal Detectors
A great local(ish) place to buy or hire metal detectors.
Lance and Longbow Society
A leading medieval interest society.
Tutbury Castle near Burton-on-Trent was a residence of Margaret of Anjou during the Wars of the Roses. Although destroyed during the Civil War, the site is still preserved as a visitor attraction and is well worth a visit.
Good general discussion of the Wars of the Roses.
Public Speaking and Leadership training in Telford, Shropshire. Part of the Toastmasters International organisation.
see also: Re-enactor group links
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