Battlefield Shrewsbury

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1405 – ONGOING

The battle of Shrewsbury was an important event in British history for a number of reasons. It was the first battle in which English archers fought each other on English soil, and it solidified the effectiveness of the Longbow, as well as ending the Percy threat to King Henry IV of England. It was also the sight of much death. Indeed, chroniclers argued that it was one of the bloodiest battles ever fought on English Soil, and though difficult to predict decisively it’s a fair estimate that anywhere around 3000 casualties lost their lives on that field. Such a scale of loss cannot leave the land unmarked, and many found themselves in a mass grave, not too far from the scene. And, a mere 2 years after the battle, the dead were seen again. There are a number of accounts of ghostly sightings, of ethereal groups of men, women and children moving across the battlefield, only to disappear into the mists. There have also been modern day sightings of similar entities, as well as solitary apparitions still wandering that bloodstained battlefield, Sounds of battle are also reported, the clattering of sword on shield, thunder of horses hooves and cries of men.

Submitted by Amy B

Battlefield Shrewsbury