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Biography

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.

Currrent he is writing up a national survey of battlefields of the Wars of the Roses and a detailed documentary and field investigation of the battle of Barnet, and undertaking a three year project to investigate the 1461 battlefield at Mortimer's Cross, Herefordshire.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Metal detecting survey for battlefield archaeology
  • Analysis of medieval and early modern 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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archaeology Social Sciences
interpretation Social Sciences
Medieval Period Arts & Humanities
Western Europe Social Sciences
funeral Social Sciences
evidence Social Sciences
conservation Social Sciences
inclusion Social Sciences

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Projects 2014 2017

Research Output 2007 2018

Medieval Battlefield Archaeology

Foard, G., 1 Jan 2018, The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain. Gerrard, C. & Gutierrez, A. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 401-417 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Battlefield Archaeology
Medieval Period
Archaeology
Threat
Metals

The archaeology of medieval and early modern battlefields in Flanders

Foard, G. & Partida, T., 2018, In : Journal of Conflict Archaeology. 13, 1, p. 12-36 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

archaeology
conservation
inclusion
threat
methodology

Where are the dead of medieval battles? A preliminary survey

Curry, A. & Foard, G., 9 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Conflict Archaeology. 11, 2-3, p. 61-77 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Western Europe
funeral
resources
evidence
Mass Graves
7 Citations (Scopus)

Case shot: An interim report on experimental firing and analysis to interpret early modern battlefield assemblages

Allsop, D. & Foard, G., 1 Dec 2007, In : Journal of Conflict Archaeology. 3, 1, p. 111-146 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

interpretation
Assemblages
Experimental Research

Case shot: An interim report on experimental firing and analysis to interpret early modern battlefield assemblages

Allsop, D. & Foard, G., 31 Dec 2007, Scorched earth: Studies in the archaeology of conflict. Pollard, T. & Banks, I. (eds.). Brill, p. 111-146 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

interpretation
Assemblages
Experimental Research

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Oral presentation

Guns on the Battlefields of Late Medieval Europe: Archeological Evidence for the Origins of Firepower

Glenn Foard (Speaker)
11 Mar 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation