Families are invited to step back in time and experience what it was like to live in Tudor England during Hever Castle’s Tudor Tales, July 22-23.
Discover what life was like when English swordsmen ruled the battlefield, learn about the history of the bow and its use in Tudor times, and cheer as men at arms battle it out in the arena, competing to prove their prowess.
Wander among the tents and immerse yourself in medieval times as re-enactors demonstrate authentic Tudor crafts, armour making, cookery, weaving and games as well as play music on traditional instruments such as bagpipes and drums.
Throughout the weekend visitors will have the opportunity to learn fascinating facts about medieval arms and 15th century equipment, dress up in fabric costumes as worn by the Yeoman class, and discover how to put on a suit of armour
Watch courageous knights take on the Black Knight in a thrilling battle of the swords and children get the chance to try out as a foot soldier with a drilling exercise. Battling it out in the Castle grounds, men-at-arms re-enactors will demonstrate foot combat and the various weapons they would have used.
The popular Summer Jousting Tournament will be in full swing, so don’t miss the procession from the Castle forecourt as Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn lead visitors through the grounds to the Jousting Arena.
Spectators will be treated to a thrilling display as the brave knights compete for points riding the quintain, spearing heads, and lancing rings followed by foot combat with weapons of their choice.