The earliest settlement in the Husbands Bosworth area is a New Stone Age encampment dating from around 3500BC.
The village was recorded in the Domesday book of 1086.
Since then the village has evolved into the thriving community we know today.
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In July 1616 nine witches of Husbands Bosworth were executed on the same day at Leicester gaol for being implicated in the bewitching of the grandson of Erasmus Smith, Lord of the Manor of Bosworth.
An earthwork in the parish described in the late 18th century has not been identified in recent times; nor has the site ever been located of the gravel pit where a late Bronze Age merchant's hoard was discovered in 1801.
BYGONE BOSWORTH is a series of periodical publications by Husbands Bosworth Historical Society.
Since 1977, the Historical Society have published occasional booklets under the Bygone Bosworth title. Copies of the various publications are available from the Historical Society Archivist. (For contact details go to foot of page)
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