PROGRAMME HONOURED WITH PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FROM THE INTERNATIONAL GUILD OF BATTLEFIELD GUIDES

28/11/2014

Nathaniel Wade Award

On 22nd November 2014 the Programme was awarded the Nathaniel Wade Award by the International Guild of Battlefield Guides for its ‘significant contribution to the craft of battlefield guiding and the wider Military History community’.

The Programme team is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the Nathaniel Wade Award by the Guild of Battlefield Guides for their ‘significant contribution to the craft of battlefield guiding and the wider Military History community.’ The award was made at the Guild’s annual dinner and awards evening, which forms part of their AGM weekend. Simon Bendry, National Education Co-ordinator for the programme was present and received the award on behalf of the Programme from the Guild Patron, Lord Faulkner of Worcester.

The following information, from the Guild’s website explains the significance of the award;

‘The GBG Nathaniel Wade Award is named after one of the first Battlefield Guides. Wade was a Bristol lawyer and the hardworking creator of the rebel army during the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685.  He was commissioned major by the Duke, commanded The Red (Monmouth’s) Regiment and fought at Bridport, Norton St. Philip and Sedgemoor. Captured, he turned king’s evidence and wrote a very detailed, day-by-day account of the campaign although only naming men already dead or under sentence of death. To gain dissenter support James II made the pardoned Wade Town Clerk of Bristol and to further his history of his own times had him conduct a royal tour of the Sedgemoor battlefield.’

To find out more about the prestigious Guild of Battlefield Guides Awards: http://www.gbg-international.com/guild_awards.htm

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