English Civil war grave found in Northamptonshire village
Archaeologists believe they have discovered a site where soldiers were buried after the Battle of Naseby was fought in Northamptonshire.
Experts from Cranfield University carried out a study of the battlefield at the end of last month.
They believe they have found the spot where dozens of soldiers from Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army were buried immediately after the battle was fought on June 14, 1645.
Naseby expert, Martin Marix Evans, said: “It would be a guess at the moment, but I would imagine we’re probably looking at a site containing anywhere between 30 and 60 bodies.
“And we hope this will be the start of a series of archaeological studies of parts of the battlefield which will reveal more of the events of 1645.”
The farmland where it is believed the bodies were buried was first studied by historians in the 1830s, who believed there were only eight bodies on the site.
But the experts from Cranfield, who surveyed the site last month, used hi-tech geophysics devices – regularly seen in the television programme Time Team – to fully investigate what was beneath the ground.