Thursday, 4 October 2012

War of the Roses experts hope to commission historic hunt for location of Battle of Barnet

Local historian Mike Noronha (right) inspects a model renactment of the Battle of Barnet

A medieval battle that took place in Barnet more than 500 years ago could hold the key to saving the economic prosperity of the modern borough. 

Historians are hunting for the exact location of the Battle of Barnet, a significant clash during the War of the Roses that shaped the country, and the borough, as it is known today. 

Its discovery, say trustees at the Barnet Museum, could put the area on the map in terms of historical interest and reinvigorate its dwindling high streets. 

The project is being commissioned by War of the Roses experts at the University of Huddersfield but digging will not commence unless money can be provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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