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Skipton Castle Events  2022


Life in the 15th Century with

Buckingham's Retinue 


Friday 3 June 2022 Re-enactment: 10am -5pm

Saturday 4 June 2022 Re-enactment: 10am -5pm

Sunday 5 June 2022 Re-enactment: 10am -5pm


Coinciding with the Queen's Jubilee weekend on Friday 3 June  -  Sunday 5 June 2022, the Buckingham Retinue’s re-enactment group will bring Skipton Castle to medieval life with fun festivities including music and dancing, a play performance, and a variety of talks and displays.  Set in 1485, celebrating the coronation of Henry VII following his victory over Richard III, Lord and Lady Clifford will join three days of festivities to mark the event at Skipton Castle.    With Henry VII pledged to marry Elizabeth of York, reuniting the houses of Lancaster and York, expectations are high that this reign will see the end of civil wars that have plagued the country for the last 32 years! 

The re-enactors castle household will take part in friendly competition throughout the weekend too, with archery contests and combat displays – and plenty of applause for the chosen champion.  Children will also have the opportunity to take part in ‘Knight School’, becoming squires for two champions, before cheering them on in a combat display!


10:00am Medieval life – the castle brought to life

10:30am Soldiers drill display on the main lawn

11:00am Welcome & introduction to the day from Lord & Lady Clifford in the main hall

11:30am Archery competition on the main lawn

12:15pm Food talk in the kitchen

1:00pm Food is served in the main hall

1:45pm Mumming play performed for Lord & Lady Clifford on the lawn by the main steps

2.30pm Music and dance with opportunity for participation on the lawn by the main steps

3:15 Knight school with opportunity for children to participate on the main lawn


4:00pm Combat display on the lawn by the gift shop



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