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Yesthatphil13 Jun 2020 6:45 a.m. PST

Martin Marix Evans 1939 2020

It is with great sadness that I have to share the news of Martin's passing away due to Covid-19 in the early hours of Thursday morning. He had acquired the virus during a recent spell in hospital with heart complications, and though initially in good health, his condition rapidly deteriorated and he was readmitted but failed to pull through.

Many of you will know Martin's work through his Osprey title on Naseby. He was a widely respected historian and campaigner for battlefield heritage and protection, a founder member of the Battlefields Trust and one of the three enthusiasts who metal-detected Naseby and led the campaign to protect the battlefield from development (and the A14) …

All who came into contact with Martin will remember with fondness his genial good nature and unselfish support for fellow historians and battlefield volunteers. He leaves a massive gap in the community of military historians.

Phil Steele
(Naseby Battlefield Project)
(The Battlefields Trust)

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2020 7:05 a.m. PST

Grim news Phil. However he has left the world a better place, which not all can say.


arthur181513 Jun 2020 7:46 a.m. PST

Sad news, indeed. How terrible that he caught the virus in a hospital, where he should have been safe.

Yesthatphil13 Jun 2020 7:50 a.m. PST

I think it is quite a common occurence, unfortunately, Arthur frown


KeepYourPowderDry3813 Jun 2020 8:19 a.m. PST

Sad news. Thoughts are with his family and friends.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2020 11:54 a.m. PST

Very sorry to hear this. His efforts at Naseby are much appreciated. My condolences to his family and friends.

Timbo W13 Jun 2020 2:58 p.m. PST

Very sad to hear, he will be much missed by even those of us who just read his works, but never met him.

Eleve de Vauban Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2020 5:57 a.m. PST

That is sad news. Just last week I read his book "1918 A year of Victories".

abert6914 Jun 2020 11:12 a.m. PST


Yesthatphil14 Jun 2020 2:22 p.m. PST

Tributes on the battlefield today, at the Cromwell Monument, 14th June, the 375th anniversary of the Battle of Naseby

takeda33314 Jun 2020 8:13 p.m. PST

Very, very sad….his Naseby book is one of my favorites. His efforts will be greatly missed.

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