Battle of Boroughbridge 700th Anniversary


The 700th anniversary of the Battle of Boroughbridge was commemorated in March 2022 with living history, medieval weapons demonstrations and battlefield tours.

On Saturday, March 12th 2022, a wreath was laid at the Battlecross in Aldborough at 9.30am before the 3 Swords Medieval Group demonstrated arms and armour on the shared community space behind Boroughbridge car park.

There was also a guided tour of the battlefield by Louise Whittaker, of The Battlefields Trust.

Boroughbridge and District Historical Society held a complimentary Battle exhibition in the Jubilee Room between 10am and 4pm. The society, along with The Battlefields Trust and Boroughbridge Town Council worked on the event with funding from Miller Homes.

Following on from the the Anniversary Celebrations, a further event was held on Saturday 13th August to unveil the new information boards. Medieval artwork by the Yorkshire Region Chair of The Battlefields Trust, Chris Rock, has been incorporated into a series of display boards and an accompanying leaflet for a permanent Battlefield Trail.

Download the leaflet here:
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Sean Hynes. Battlefields Trust and 3 Swords with display board

The Three Swords Re-enactment Group put on a display at 10am, ‘Dressing the Kinght’. There was then a short parade from the Butter Market along the footpath up to St James Square for the unveiling ceremony of the board and battlefield trail by the Mayor of Boroughbridge, Sean Hynes. This was followed by a further battlefield tour led by Louise Whittaker from the Battlefield Trust.