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04 Apr 2019 11:04 a.m. PST
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Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Apr 2019 8:13 a.m. PST

Northamptonshire Battlefields Society has just published their in depth study of the evidence for the Battle of Edgcote. The book has a completely new take on the evidence, with a detailed look at each of the key areas of controversy. There are chapters on how the sources relate to each other, where the battle was fought, how big the armies were, how the battle was fought and who Robin of Redesdale was. In addition the book has a fresh look at the campaign manoeuvrings, and sheds new light on where everyone was and what they were trying to achieve. It also provides a different take on the "Banbury Barmaid" story and why the two pro-Edward commanders fell out. It rounds off by looking at what happened after the battle as Warwick and Edward circled round one another looking for a solution to the political crisis the battle created.

The Society will be selling the book at shows throughout the year as an accompaniment to our new Edgcote battlefield model, and our first event should be Campaign at Milton Keynes on the 12th/13th May, followed by Partizan the following Sunday, where you can meet the author at both events.

Alternatively if you just can't wait you can order direct from Amazon: link

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Apr 2019 8:45 a.m. PST

Looks very interesting. I am very interested in the wars of the roses and will certainly put this one on the list Graham. Best wishes and hope you sell a lot .

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Apr 2019 10:08 a.m. PST

Martin,

Thanks for your support. I saw "Bloody Barons" is up for a revision soon. You'll find loads of good stuff in the book to help you with that. Or perhaps not. Time to get my WotR figures out again.

Graham aka Trebian.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Apr 2019 10:29 a.m. PST

Yes Graham, it will be a special wars of the roses year in 2019.

PK Guy Brent04 Apr 2019 12:06 p.m. PST

Ordered! Looking forward to receiving it.

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Apr 2019 2:08 p.m. PST

@PK Guy Brent

Thanks! If I can ask a favour, – please post a review on Amazon, especially if you like it. And anywhere else, too.

Bede1900204 Apr 2019 4:05 p.m. PST

Not available on Amazon US……

PK Guy Brent04 Apr 2019 5:46 p.m. PST

Trebian: Will do! I'll be glad to post a review.

Neli: I ordered mine from Amazon US. Arrives this Saturday.

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2019 1:46 a.m. PST

@Neli Creotuska

It should be. It has been released in all Amazon areas. I found it here on Amazon.Com link

The modern spelling of Edgcote has no "e" in the middle, which may have been your problem.

coopman07 Apr 2019 4:48 a.m. PST

So is the spelling of Losecoat being changed to Loscoat?

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Apr 2019 6:32 a.m. PST

@coopman :-) Well, Losecote isn't a place, it's a reference to people throwing away their livery as they flee the battle, so the answer to your question is no.

Edgcote is a place, and the official spelling (as per the OS map of the area and postal addresses) is without the middle "e". There are about half a dozen different spellings of the location over time, but I settled on Edgcote. Of course welsh sources call it "The Battle of Banbury", so that might have been a safer bet.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2019 11:10 a.m. PST

Good find. Thank you very much. Now available on Amazon US.

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