History v Heritage: Battlefield Memorialisation and Marston Moor

  • Steve Murdoch (Speaker)

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This public lecture focused on the issue of History v Heritage and how the heritage industry can subvert the memorialisation of battlefields in order to attract tourists. The focus of this talk were the three battles of Stralsund (1628), Wittstock (1636) and Marston Moor (1644). It demonstrated that those remembered as victors were often not even present at the battles - or played minor roles -, but are better known than the actual commanders in charge. Thus they are highlighted to attract people to the heritage sites.
Period30 Jun 2021
Held atThe Cromwell Museum, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • history
  • heritage
  • Marston Moor
  • Wittstock
  • Stralsund
  • English Civil Wars
  • British Civil Wars
  • History of Warfare
  • Thirty Years' War
  • Cromwell
  • Alexander Leslie
  • Covenanters
  • Wars of the Three Kingdoms
  • Scottish History
  • Swedish History
  • English History
  • Early Modern