Free Battle of Shrewsbury lecture to be hosted by University Centre

Free-Battle-of-Shrewsbury-lecture-hosted-by-University-CentreThe question of what happened to the bodies after the Battle of Shrewsbury will be explored by a medieval warfare expert at a free lecture hosted by the town’s University Centre this month.

Dr Philip Morgan will present the talk at Rowley’s House in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday January 27. People are invited to hear the lecture and put questions to Dr Morgan from 1pm to 2.15pm.

The talk on ‘The Battle of Shrewsbury, 1403; What Happened to the Bodies?’ is one of a series of lunchtime lectures at Rowley’s House on military history. These are part of a wider programme of public events run by University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

Admission to the lecture at Rowley’s House, Barker Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1QH, is free. However, booking is essential as places are limited.

The Battle of Shrewsbury was one of the most important and bloodiest battles in Britain, having a significant impact on the course of English and French history.

The conflict took place on Sunday July 21, 1403, between an army led by the Lancastrian king, Henry IV, and a rebel army led by Henry “Harry Hotspur” Percy from Northumberland.

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