This volume presents the results of the first national assessment of English battlefields. The primary written sources are complemented by the results of extensive fieldwork, computer-based terrain reconstruction, and scientific analysis of artefacts recovered from battlefields. The authors proposed methodology for investigating battlefield locations is validated by the recent identification of the precise location of the Battle of Bosworth, some 3km from the traditional site.
Glenn Foard is Reader in Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Huddersfield; he has carried out extensive research on battles and sieges of the medieval and early modern period. He is archaeological adviser to the Battlefields Trust and a member of the English Heritage Battlefields' Panel. Richard Morris OBE is Professor of Conflict and Culture at the University of Huddersfield and a member of various heritage advisory bodies including the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the HLF. Formerly Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds, Richard has written extensively on a variety of subjects, including the history of conflict.