Bosworth Medieval Festival 2022
Saturday 20th August to Sunday 21st August, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The hugely popular Bosworth Medieval Festival returns this August! The two-day event – which attracts thousands of visitors, re-enactors and traders from across the UK will take place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August.
Summer Siege Hunt
Saturday 20th August to Monday 29th August, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bosworth is under siege and we need your help defending it! Can you help us to find the items needed to repel the attackers from around our site?
BMF Talk – How to Capture a Castle
Saturday 20th August, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
In this talk Julian Humphrys of the Battlefields Trust takes an entertaining look at castles under siege, from the tunnels and trebuchets of the early middle ages to the bombards of the Wars of the Roses.
BMF – Wars of the Roses Q & A
Saturday 20th August, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Nathen Amin, Julian Humphrys, Annie Garthwaite & special guest speaker Philippa Langley for a 30 minute interactive discussion on various aspects of the Wars of the Roses. Please come armed with a question for the panel.
BMF Talk -Nathen Amin – Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders
Saturday 20th August, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
In this enthralling talk, bestselling Tudor historian Nathen Amin looks at the myriad conspiracies and murky plots which sought to depose the Tudor usurper early in his reign, focusing on the three pretenders whose causes were fervently advanced by Yorkist…
BMF Talk – Annie Garthwaite – Cecily
Saturday 20th August, 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
In this thrilling talk, Annie Garthwaite discusses her debut novel which plunges you into the closed bedchambers and bloody battlefields of the first days of the Wars of the Roses.
BMF Talk – Toni Mount – How to Survive in Medieval England
Sunday 21st August, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Toni Mount is your guide through Medieval England in this thought-provoking talk. Imagine you were transported back in time to Medieval England and had to start a new life there. However would you fit into and thrive in this strange…
BMF – Wars of the Roses Q & A
Sunday 21st August, 12:20 pm - 12:50 pm
Join Toni Mount, Philippa Langley & Robert C Woosnam-Savage FSA; for a 30 minute interactive discussion on various aspects of the Wars of the Roses. Please come armed with a question for the panel.
BMF Talk – Tracy Borman – Crown and Sceptre: 1000 Years of Kings and Queens
Sunday 21st August, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Join Tracy for her enlightening talk on her latest publication ‘Crown and Sceptre: 1000 Years of Kings and Queens’ which explores the history and evolution of the monarchy from 1066 to the present day.
Rose Laying Ceremony
Monday 22nd August, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Join local dignitaries and our re-enactors for a commemorative Rose Laying Ceremony at the Bosworth Sundial Memorial to remember all those that died on both sides of the Battle of Bosworth.
The Ferrers Household
Saturday 27th August to Monday 29th August, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come visit the campsite of the Household of Sir Walter Devereux, The Lord Ferrers during the 15th Century and loyal supporters of the House of York. They’ll be portraying military and civilian life through out the period we bring the…
Saturday 27th August to Sunday 30th October, 11:30 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.
Harrington Household Living History
Saturday 10th September to Sunday 11th September, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
15th Century reenactors and supporters of Richard III will be regaling tales and putting on battle displays.
The Rutland Roman Villa Project – Peter Liddle Talk
Sunday 9th October, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
In this fascinating talk, archaeologist Peter Liddle will speak about the excavations that took place that have revealed this most spectacular mosaic pavement showing the story of Hector and Achilles at the siege of Troy and the villa in whose…
Alison Weir Talk: Katherine Parr- The Sixth Wife
Friday 11th November, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Alison Weir in the beautiful surroundings of The Tithe Barn at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre for this talk about the final instalment of the Six Tudor Queens series, “Katherine Parr – The Sixth Queen”.
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