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Skipton Castle Events  2018

   

 

   

  

 

Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 July

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

15th Century Castle Life

Buckingham’s Retinue will be bringing Skipton Castle to life as it may have been in the late Middle Ages, during a period known as the Wars of the Roses. Join us as we celebrate the feast of St Mary Magdalene, one of the most popular medieval saints, and experience the lighter side of medieval life. Festivities will include music and dancing, a mumming play performance, and a variety of talks and displays. Members of the castle household will also take part in friendly competition throughout the day, with an archery contest and a combat show finale – make sure to cheer for your chosen champion! Children will also have the opportunity to take part in ‘knight school’, becoming squires for our two champions before cheering them on in the combat display.


Saturday Timetable

10:00 Medieval life – the castle brought to life

10:30 Soldiers drill display on the main lawn

11:00 Welcome & introduction to the day from Lord & Lady Clifford

11:30 Archery display on the main lawn

12:00 Medicine talk – learn how a medieval surgeon treated wounds and ailments

12:30 Food talk - learn about the food of the middle ages

1:00 Food is served

1:45 Mumming play performed for Lord & Lady Clifford, and visitors to the castle

2:00 Music and dance with opportunity for participation

2:30 Archery competition on the main lawn

3:00 Hunting talk

3:30 Knight school with opportunity for children to learn the basics of sword combat

4:00 Combat display – cheer for your champion


Sunday Timetable

11:00 Medieval life – the castle brought to life

11:30 Welcome from Lord & Lady Clifford followed by archery display on the main lawn

12:00 Medicine talk – learn how a medieval surgeon treated wounds and ailments

12:30 Food talk - learn about the food of the middle ages

1:00 Food is served in the main hall

1:45 Mumming play performed for Lord & Lady Clifford in the main hall

2:00 Music and dance with opportunity for participation on the lawn

2:30 Archery competition on the main lawn

3:00 Hunting talk

3:30 Knight school with opportunity for children to learn the basics of sword combat

4:00 Combat display on the main lawn

 

 

 

 

 

           

Saturday 28 to Sunday 29 July

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

The Queen’s Regiment

See this Regiment prepare for battle against the 1715 Jacobite Rising

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 August

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

Stone Carving Association

An amateur association made up of a diverse range of members from all backgrounds, who share a keen interest in the craft of stone carving, which we promote through public demonstrations and exhibitions. Members of the public will be encouraged to have a go

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 August

Meet the Governor

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

Come and meet Sir John Mallory Governor of Skipton Castle during the English Civil War

Hear about the castle's siege and skirmishes its garrison have already fought and how the

King's cause is faring in Yorkshire

 

 

 

 

 

           

Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 August  

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

12 Century Knights

Hear the walls echo to the sounds of swords and shields from re-enactors, Historia Normannis. See medieval craftsmen demonstrate their trades, knights display their prowess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 August

10:00 to 17:00 (11:00 Sun)

The Yorkshire Highwayman

John Nevison was a famous late 17th century Yorkshire highwayman who robbed the length of the Great North Road

  


               

 

 

 

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