Battle of Berkhamsted Common Walk 2021

Did the real Battle of Berkhamsted Common take place in the Crystal Palace? New research suggests the Commons Preservation Society’s version of the famous moonlit fence break was not wholly accurate. This walk, part of the Heritage Open Days festival, took place on Saturday 11th September 2021. Introduction Thank you for enlisting in our Battle …

William Saunders and James Holliday

Sidelights: I nearly had second thoughts. Some of William Saunders’s testimony was rather vague. He doesn’t know how old he is. He repeats himself. He has a brother with a different surname, Holliday, which is the same surname as the next witness – not that William draws the connection to our attention. The next witness …