Chair of The Naseby Battlefield Project

At the beginning of his career Mark served for several years as a Cavalry officer in the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (POW’s), service which included postings to Northern Ireland, where he was Mentioned in Despatches, and Germany. More recently he served as a trustee of the amalgamated Lancer regiments now The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeths’ own).

He is also one of the UK’s leading negotiators and mediators. He achieved CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) accreditation in 2005, is ranked in both Chambers UK and the Legal 500 and is a fellow of the Civil Mediation Council. He has a comprehensive case file that includes a wide range of commercial, agricultural, financial and family mediations.

When he began to research the history and events surrounding the Battle of Naseby, the combination of Mark’s experience as a Cavalryman and as a mediator gave him a unique perspective. Living close to the battlefield also allowed Mark to visually interpret the battle strategies and tactics used by both sides. As a result, he has a rare insight into what we can learn from this historic battle when managing disputes and conflicts in the modern world.

Mark Linnell

Their programmes

Discover the momentous event that occurred at Naseby, which was to shape history - not only of Britain but every modern democracy.

1645, Charles I, English Civil Wars, Interviews, Military History, Oliver Cromwell