The thrill of a Roman battle returns to The Roman Palace and Gardens at Fishbourne on Saturday, 29th and Sunday 30th June.
Enjoy this spectacular event featuring the leading Roman reenactment society, The Ermine Street Guard. Impressive displays of weaponry, warfare and battle tactics will be happening alongside a variety of hands on experiences. Send a message using Roman signals and taste the food that kept the Soldiers sustained and ready for battle.
Discover the remedies used to treat everything from sore, marching feet to battle wounds and challenge an opponent at Tabula, a game the Roman Soldiers played during their spare time. Travel back 2,000 years to find out how a Roman soldier would have trained, watch the firing of artillery pieces, marvel at wonderful authentic replica armour and wander round a Roman army camp display and chat with the Soldiers.
Head of Learning, Katrina Burton said: “We always enjoy welcoming the Ermine Street Guard back to the Roman Palace. To see the Roman Soldiers in their armour is impressive and their displays are spectacular. It is sure to be a fun day out for the whole family with plenty to keep all ages entertained, indoors and out”.
The Ermine Street Guard is a society dedicated to research into the Roman Army and the reconstruction of Roman armour and equipment. It gives public displays at major Roman sites throughout the UK and Europe. Each piece of equipment is made as authentically as possible, based on recent research.
Usual admission charges apply to this event and include the displays and activities.
Fishbourne Roman Palace dates back to the beginning of Roman occupation in Britain and offers visitors of all ages a unique chance to look back in time. Discovered in 1960, the north wing of this remarkable building remains an important visitor attraction and archaeological site for anyone interested in learning more about Roman art and architecture.
Published 21st June 2013
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