A Civil War battlefield haunted by the ghostly replay of the slaughter that occurred there. The battle took place on 14 June 1645 and the Parliamentarian Roundheads defeated the Royalists of King Charles I.
There is a legend that the ghost of the Thomas Wentworth 1st Earl of Strafford (Born 13 April 1593 – Died 12 May 1641)*, appeared to Charles before the battle at his Headquarters in the Wheatsheaf Hotel (now a nursing home), Daventry. Strafford’s apparition urged the king not to fight the battle at Naseby and instead head further North. Either the King or his Generals decided to ignore this plea and perhaps it cost them the war.
*Stafford had been a strong supporter of King Charles I who had to reluctantly sign his death warrant on the insistence of Parliament.