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Battle of Newbury 1643 - Jon Day 20 September 2016

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The Battle of Newbury 1943  

Sir Jon  Day CBE 

A lecture and sandwich lunch 
12.30 - 2.00 pm
Tuesday 20th September 2016 
Hosted by 
The Fusiliers Museum London in the 
Officer's Mess of The Royal
Regiment of Fusiliers 
HM Tower of London. 

The first Battle of Newbury 20th September 1643 was a vital phase in the English Civil War. The late summer 1643 was the military high tide for the king and his armies, yet within two months the opportunity had been squandered. The Royalists failed first to take the Parliamentarian stronghold of Gloucester and then to defeat the Earl of Essex's army at Newbury. This was probably the tipping point of the Civil War. 

This battle has particular significance for the City of London and the Tower of London. The Trained Bands of London played an important part in the campaign and battle. They were led by members of the Honourable Artillery Company and the London Regiment, London's Territorial Reserves inherited the traditions of the City's Trained Bands.

Jon Day is the author of Gloucester and the Newbury Campaign and a Trustee of the Battlefields Trust. He brings strategic insight and analysis from a lifetime of service in the Ministry of Defence. Jon Day was Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee at the Cabinet Office from March 2012 until December 2015.

Our hosts will be the Fusiliers Museum and the event includes a sandwich lunch, a glass of wine and the opportunity to network in the exclusive surroundings of the Fusiliers mess in HM Tower of London. If you would like to attend this lunchtime talk, please make a donation of £25 for each attendee (£20 for members of the Battlefields Trust) and email your name, contact number and any special requirements (dietary/mobility) to On receipt, email confirmation will be sent together with directions to the venue. If you have any questions, please ring 0207 387 6620. We look forward to welcoming you.

The booking deadline for this event is Friday 16 September 2016.

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The Battlefields Trust

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The Battlefields Trust aims to protect battlefields from insensitive development, provide a range of battle-related activities and information, liaise with other organisations with on common issues, and improve the interpretation and preservation of battlefields.

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