Bosworth Medieval Medley

To commemorate the 536th anniversary of the Battle which changed English history, we are putting on a week of exciting special activities.

Bosworth Medieval Medley will run from 16 to 22 August and will feature a wide range of onsite and online events and activities for the whole family.

Events  include the ever-popular Knight School, new themed evening guided walks and daytime family-friendly walks led by a costumed guide, the chance to meet and chat to heritage volunteers in the award-winning exhibition and a Battle of Bosworth-themed QR code trail focusing on some of the lesser-known men who fought in the battle.

There will also be several online events, including a craft competition, history talks and a chance for people to share their pictures of Bosworth Medieval Festivals from years gone by.

The weekend of Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 August will see the site play host to a packed programme of events. Visitors will be able to get up close to medieval history at the living history camp, where re-enactment groups LEAD and the Beaufort Companye will recreate the camps of Richard III and Henry Tudor on the eve of the Battle and will be able to give visitors an eye-opening insight into the day-to-day workings of a battle camp.

Living history activities will run throughout both days, and will include a walk-through Battle of Bosworth in which audience members will get the chance to participate.

There will also be crowd-pleasing performances from The Fool Monty jester, who makes a welcome return to add to the air of family fun, as well as evening and costumed guided walks, war gaming, a fancy dress competition for children and the traditional rose laying ceremony at the Sundial at 11am on Sunday 22 August – the anniversary of the battle.

Programme

Monday 16th August

Check out our volunteer social media take over day

11am – 3pm Volunteer gallery stewards engaging in the exhibition (usual admission applies)

7pm Women of the Wars of the Roses Evening Walk £6 adult £4 child. Purchase HERE 

Tuesday 17th August

11am – 3pm Volunteer gallery stewards engaging in the exhibition (usual admission applies)

11.30am  Costumed family guided walk £4.50 adult  £4 concession £3 child. Purchase HERE

3pm Craft competition opens on Facebook.

Wednesday 18th August 

11am ‘Knight School’ for young squires. £6.50 per child (must be accompanied by (free) adult). Purchase HERE

11am – 3pm Volunteer gallery stewards engaging in the exhibition (usual admission applies)

7pm  15 Battlefields, 3 Kings and a Kingmaker Walk, £6 adult £4 child. Purchase HERE

Thursday 19th August

11am – 3pm Volunteer gallery stewards engaging in the exhibition (usual admission applies)

11.30am Costumed family guided walk £4.50 adult  £4 concession £3 child. Purchase HERE

Throwback Thursday online

6pm Free online tribute to Sharon K Penman by author Helen Hollick.

Friday 20th August

11am – 3pm Volunteer gallery stewards engaging in the exhibition (usual admission applies)

7pm The Archaeology of Bosworth Battlefield Walk, £6 adult £4. Purchase HERE

Saturday 21st August

10am  – 4pm The Bosworth Medley living history camp with timed displays £3 per person

11.30am & 2pm Costumed family guided walks £4.50 adult  £4 concession £3 child. Purchase HERE

10am – 4pm Bosworth wargaming in the Heritage Room (Free)

10 – 4pm The Fool Monty Jester with timed shows. (Admission to shows included in the living history ticket – times TBC)

10am – 4pm The Battlefields Trust and Richard III Society stalls, including a presentation on how to capture a castle by Julian Humphrys.

11am – 3pm Volunteer gallery stewards engaging in the exhibition (usual admission applies)

3pm Children’s fancy dress competition (onsite)

7pm Live online discussion and debate on the Women of the Wars of the Roses featuring historical authors Nicola Tallis, Sylvia Barbara Soberton and Sarah Gristwood. £5 per Ticket, purchase HERE

Sunday 22nd August

11:30am Battle of Bosworth Memorial Roselaying Ceremony

10am  – 4pm The Bosworth Medley living history camp with timed displays (£3 per person)

10am – 4pm Bosworth wargaming in the Heritage Room

10am – 4pm The Fool Monty Jester with timed shows. (Admission to shows included in the living history ticket – times TBC)

10am – 4pm The Battlefields Trust and Richard III Society stalls, including a presentation on how to capture a castle by Julian Humphrys.

11am – 3pm Volunteer gallery stewards engaging in the exhibition (usual admission applies)

2pm Costumed family guided walk £4.50 adult  £4 concession £3 child. Purchase HERE

3pm Children’s fancy dress competition (onsite)

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