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The Battlefields Trust lunchtime event: Bouvines 1214 and Magna Carta

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We preserve historic battlefields to develop educational and heritage use



“The Battle of Bouvines 27 July 1214 and Magna Carta”

Professor John France
A lecture and sandwich lunch
12.30-2.00pm Tuesday 18 February 2014
Hosted by
The Fusiliers Museum London in the
Officer's Mess of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
HM Tower of London

The battle of Bouvines is probably the most important battle that most people have never heard of. This battle which ended the 12 year war between England and the Holy Roman empire and France. The relatively unknown battle had far reaching results for the history of France and England. It was this battle, outside Lille in Flanders which led King John to negotiate with the Barons and sign the Magna Carta..

Professor John France teaches War Studies at Swansea University. He works on the history of warfare and crusading and has written several books and many articles on the subject of warfare of the era.

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.

In order for you to be receive a pass allowing you access to the RRF Building inside the Tower of London and be included in the catering you must book at least 48 hours before the event.

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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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