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Preparing for Naseby

The summer of 1645 saw the defining action of the English Civil War and Northamptonshire was at its heart.
On Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th July, Colonel Nicholas Devereux’s Regiment will be taking part in a multi-period History Festival at the beautiful Delapre Abbey in Northampton and telling the story of the build up to the Battle of Naseby.
The Regiment is located on the extreme right wing of the 25,000 men of the New Model Army, guarding the southern approach to the Parliamentarian stronghold of Northampton. The army stretches from Northampton to Watling Street (the A5) at Weedon Bec
with the King’s army billeted securely in Daventry and both armies are poised to move north where eventually the King will stop and fight at Naseby just 15 miles north of the town
Come and see the officers and troops camped at the Abbey, see the interaction with the frightened towns folk and watch the battle drills used on the killing fields of Naseby

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