The project will take in battles from 43AD, at Medway, in Kent, where British tribes were defeated by a large invading Roman force, to a clash between government forces and Jacobite rebels at Clifton Moor, Cumbria, in Among battles likely to be included in the custodian scheme is Sheerness, in Kent, where, in , a Dutch force landed and succeeded in capturing the town, supported by a fleet of battleships offshore.
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The likely site of the fighting is now a supermarket. The project will also focus on the Civil War battle at Tresco, in the Isles of Scilly, in , and St Albans, site of two battles in the Wars of the Roses, the opening skirmish in and a second fight in Mr Baldwin said the project was needed to gather information about sites and to ensure they were sufficiently protected. Advances in archaeological techniques mean new research at the sites could uncover fresh evidence about the battles. A report last year by English Heritage found that eight of the best-known battlefields are currently at "high risk".
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Russell Walters, from the organisation, said: "The new project is about engaging these new local groups to write guides about their sites, encouraging the authorities to put up interpretive signs and raising them up the agenda for local authorities. Terms and Conditions. Style Book.
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Friday 05 July Search on for 'lost' battlefields of England They are the bloody fields on which the nation's history was forged. By Jasper Copping. Related Articles. The aim is to have custodians at battle sites within two years. That will reduce the risks to them. In Archaeology.
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But the long-term significance was even greater: Britain was preserved as a base for offensive action against Germany. Bombers operating from its bases would devastate German industry and infrastructure later in the war. As a springboard for the deployment of American power, it was vital to the eventual liberation of Western Europe.
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