Battlefields Trust Handling Collections

BT HANDLING COLLN. PPhilo, Marske Hall 16-04-18

The Battlefields Trust successfully applied for and received a £1,864 grant from the Arms and Armour Heritage Trust in July 2014 for two handling collections that the Trust could use in its walks, talks and displays.  The items purchased included two of a sallet, a morion, a partizan, a halberd, six2.BT HANDLING COLLN, PPhilo & display, Marske Hall 16-04-18 arrows with different heads, a powder flask, bandolier and an inert matchlock musket. These were divided into two collections located in northern and southern England and were created to allow Battlefields Trust regions to demonstrate weapons and armour to the public as part of its charitable aims of preserving, researching and interpreting battlefields as historical and educational resources. The collections, which were focused around the Wars of the Roses and British Civil War periods, allow members of the public to get a sense of the challenges of using such weapons and armour.