Virtual Bosworth Medieval Festival: 2020
Saturday 22nd August to Monday 24th August, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
THE VIRTUAL BOSWORTH MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL
To commemorate the 535th anniversary of the Battle which changed English history, we are putting on a Virtual Festival over this coming weekend:
The full programme for both days is below and a larger more colourful version can be found here.
Please visit our facebook page to watch activities as they happen. And we shall be posting the weekend’s events on this page later on during each day.
Follow the links. you don’t need a facebook account to watch these.
Saturday 22nd August
10.30 A look back at our Royal Visits
11.00 Click here for The Bosworth Memorial Roselaying Ceremony
11.30 Click here for The Battlefields Trust present – John de Vere, The Earl of Oxford
12.00 Click here for Medieval Music from Maranella
12.30 Click here for Poems from the Battlefields Trust’s Resident Poet Clare Mulley
13.00 Click here for Medieval cookery demonstration with Tastes of History – ‘Black Porray’
1.30 Click here for Medieval cookery demonstration with Tastes of History – ‘Buttered wortes’
14.00 The Winner of the Craft competition is announced
15.00 Click here for the Wars of the Roses Q&A session with Matthew Lewis and Nathen
16.00 Click here for The Bosworth staff present – The Battle of Bosworth reenactment as never
16.30 Click here for Zachary Evans from Destrier presents his talk – Richard III: Did ‘the last
wound’ actually come first?
17.00 Click here for A pictorial celebration of the Bosworth Festival Re-enactors
Sunday 23rd August
10am Click here for Fire Show from the The Fool Monty
10.30 Click here for Bosworth Medieval Festival Staff picture montage
11.30 Click here to see The Battlefields Trust present ‘John Cheyne’
12.00 Click here to see Medieval music demonstrations from Maranella
12.30 Click here to see Professor Anne Curry, Chair of The Battlefields Trust presents ‘Knowing too Much, Knowing too Little’ part 1, in which she investigates the benefits and pitfalls of using contemporary battle sources, with Agincourt and Bosworth as case studies.
13.00 Click here to see Medieval cookery demonstrations with Tastes of History – ‘Meat Fartes’
13.30 Click here Medieval cookery demonstrations with Tastes of History – ‘Payn Perdew’
14.00 Click here to see Fancy Dress competition winner announced
14.30 Click here to see Professor Anne Curry, Chair of The Battlefields Trust, presents ‘Knowing too Much, Knowing too Little’ part 2, in which she investigates the benefits and pitfalls of using contemporary battle sources, with Agincourt and Bosworth as case studies.
15.00 Click here to see William Stanley is Conflicted – from Up an’ at ’em! History
15.30 An update from Destrier, who provide the horses and riders for the Festival.
16.00 Click here to see Julian Humphrys from the Battlefields Trust present the Battle of Bosworth in miniature.
16.30 Click here to see Battlefields Trust present ‘Francis Lord Lovell’
17.00 Click here to see Agnes, a local brewster, regales us with her post-battle tale.
Sunday Guided Walks in October
Sunday 11th October to Sunday 25th October, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday Guided Walks will resume on 11th October: 11.35 am to 1.05 pm & 2.05 pm to 3.35 pm Prebooking required
Sunday 18th October, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Join one of our experienced Guides for an informative and fun 2 km guided walk along surfaced footpaths exploring the Battle of Bosworth, the death of King Richard III and the unlikely victory of Henry Tudor.
A Knight’s Tale
Wednesday 21st October, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sir Jed has travelled to Bosworth ready for battle. Discover who he will fight for and what he will bring to the battle. Try on replica armour and handle weapons to see how they were used in battle.
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