A talk by Mark Tinsley at the Methodist Chapel, The Butts, Betley. CW3 9AS.
Mark will talk about the Battle of Blore Heath in 1459 during The English Wars of the Roses.
The talk will explain a little of the back-history about why Blore Heath happened, provide some data on the participants, the weaponry involved, the landscape of the battlefield, the course of the battle itself and its aftermath.
BLHS Members £2; Non-members £3.
Here’s a little more about Mark…
Mark Hinsley has been a re-enactor of the Wars of the Roses for 32 years and involved with the Battle of Blore Heath for 27, appearing as witness on historical grounds in the 1992 planning inquiry into parts of the site being quarried in 1992. (This was the first occasion on which a battle site was successfully defended from development under planning).
For many years he led the anniversary guided walk on the battle, (now curtailed due to changing crop patterns), and has given numerous presentations and guided walks on Blore Heath and other topics related to the Wars of the Roses, to Local History Societies and Museums, Universities and the Richard III Society. He was the organiser of the ‘Blore 550’ series of events in 2009. He is currently the Research Officer of the Blore Heath Heritage Group and Battlefield Custodian for Blore Heath on behalf of the Battlefields Trust.
He is also currently writing a book on the battle.
In his ‘day job’ he is a consulting civil engineer specialising in the remediation of contaminated land.