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The Battle of Fornham in 1173 with Clive Paine

Suffolk Archives, Bury St Edmunds

The Battle of Fornham in 1173 with Clive Paine

Type
Event / Lecture, talk or reading
Location
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Date
29/02/2020 - 29/02/2020

In 1173 the Angevin empire of Henry II was torn apart by rebellion led by the King’s sons and Queen Eleanor. In September 1173 the rebels, under the Earl of Leicester and Hugh Bigod, landed at Walton in Suffolk with an army of Flemings. The opposing forces met at Fornham St Martin, the Abbot of Bury sent the banner of St Edmund to inspire the King’s men. The fate of the nation hung in the balance...

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