Castle Siege at Arundel Castle 28th – 30th May 2016
- Great Outdoors
- Published on Saturday, 30 April 2016 13:00
- Last Updated on 29 April 2016
- Flo Powell
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It is 1475 and Edward IV is King of England. Once again tensions have arisen between England and France, and seeing an opportunity a French force has crossed the channel, seized the Kings Ordinance (artillery) and surrounded the Castle at Arundel. The French intend to hold the Earl of Arundel’s fortress, allowing a stronger invasion force to cross from France, sail up the River Arun and into the heart of Sussex. Although there was no historical siege of Arundel Castle in the 15th century, the three-day event will show the importance of artillery in taking a castle and as a battle field weapon as well as skirmishes between the two sides and crafts, costumes and armour of the period. A large tented encampment will be positioned throughout the upper grounds of the Castle.
With an armourer, Distant Trumpets Story Teller and three prominent living history groups in the form of Raven Tor, The Wessex Medieval Alliance and The Company of St. Barbara, the Bank Holiday Weekend will be filled with the sounds of battle and conflict.
Special event prices apply.
For more information please visit: www.arundelcastle.org