Arundel Castle welcomes live international jousting in a specially created medieval-tented encampment, between 24th and 29th July 2012.
For a whole week, the authentic joust re-lives the celebrations of 1471, when King Edward IV reclaimed the throne after the Wars of the Roses at the Battles of Barnet and Tewkesbury.
“We are very excited to be welcoming the six-day jousting tournament to Arundel”, says Castle Manager Bryan MacDonald. “The Eleventh Century setting of the ancient castle, stately home and gardens will provide a living history lesson about the War of the Roses in a dramatic and lively way which many will not have experienced before.”
This thrilling and exciting Joust spectacular is the largest event of its kind at the Castle, and visitors will be enthertained by period musicians, a popular story-teller and displays of historic crafts.
The castle gates open at 10am with the action getting underway at 10.15 through until 4pm. Highlights of the day also include weapon demonstrations and, at the weekend, a puppet show.
More details online at www.arundelcastle.org
Published 26th July 2012
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