Personal profile


Glenn was awarded a BA in Geography from University College London in 1974 and an MA in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London in 1976. In 2008 he gained a PhD in battlefield archaeology from the University of East Anglia.

He worked as a professional archaeologist in Northamptonshire from 1976 to 2002, as Sites and Monuments Officer, Planning Archaeologist and later as County Archaeologist. While working in the county he designed and was involved in the implementation of various major projects including the Raunds Area Project, the Northamptonshire Extensive Urban Survey, and a major GIS mapping project on the historic landscape of the county. He also undertook a 20 year programme of archaeological aerial survey and digital mapping.

From 2002 – 2010 he worked as an archaeological consultant, for the Battlefields Trust , English Heritage, Historic Scotland and others, on various major projects mainly in battlefield archaeology. This included preparing the content of the UK Battlefields Resource Centre for the Battlefields Trust (2002-2006). Glenn lectures widely on battlefield archaeology and occasionally contributes to TV archaeological programme, most recently Time Team Special 20:1066 The Lost Battlefield, broadcast in 2013.

He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and advisor on archaeology to the Battlefields Trust. He was visiting lecturer in the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds 2005-2010, joining the University of Huddersfield as Reader in Battlefield Archaeology in 2010.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Metal detecting survey for battlefield archaeology
  • Analysis of lead projectiles
  • Terrain analysis from documentary and archaeological evidence
  • Medieval and early modern battlefield and siege sites in the UK
  • Conservation management of historic battlefields
  • Military history of the Civil Wars in England

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Battlefield Archaeology Arts & Humanities
Medieval Period Arts & Humanities
Archaeology Arts & Humanities
Metals Arts & Humanities
Conservation Arts & Humanities
Military History Arts & Humanities
England Arts & Humanities
Historic Arts & Humanities

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Projects 2014 2017

Research Output 2018 2018

Medieval Battlefield Archaeology

Foard, G. Jan 2018 The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain. Gerrard, C. & Gutierrez, A. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Battlefield Archaeology
Medieval Period

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Oral presentation