This weekend, Arundel Castle hosts Medieval Days in the Keep, a celebration of magic and hands-on history from the Middle Ages.
On 28-29 April, visitors to the 11th century Castle, now the stately home of the Duke of Norfolk, can travel back to medieval times with a re-enactment programme that includes live combat.
"From an earth-and-timber motte and bailey castle of 1067, to the magnificent Medieval castle of 1485, Arundel Castle grew and evolved throughout the 400 years of the Medieval Period”, says the Castle Manager Bryan McDonald.
The Castle and its owners weathered political upheavals, two sieges, rebellions and plagues. Reflecting this period of history Raven Tor will be demonstrating crafts, fashions, arms, armour and fighting techniques. From knights, archers, servants and priest, visitors will have a real opportunity to have a hands-on-history experience of the Middle Ages.
Raven Tor founder Paul Ullson said the group works hard to ensure the re-enactments are as authentic as possible. “This will be a wonderfully atmospheric occasion which will see the Arundel Castle Keep in all its historic glory.”
Published 26th April 2012
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