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Cash boost for Naseby battlefield
Scene of the Battle of Naseby
The decisive battle was fought on these fields outside Naseby
A project to boost tourism at Northamptonshire's historic Naseby battlefield site has secured funding of more than 200,000.

The money will help improve visitor facilities at the site, where the decisive battle of the English Civil War was fought on 14 June 1645.

The Naseby Project committee want to build two new viewing platforms and further viewing areas.

The money has been awarded by East Midlands Tourism.

Chair of the Naseby Project Management Committee, Martin Marix Evans, said: "After five long years the Naseby Project has truly begun.

"There is a lot more work to do and we will need all the help we can get to realise the vision."

The Battle of Naseby fought between Royalists and Parliamentarians.

The Royalist army commanded by King Charles I was defeated by the Parliamentarian New Model Army commanded by General Thomas Fairfax.

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