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Skipton Castle Events  2018

   

 

   

            

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 18th August

 

11:00am-Training of the militia- See the freemen training for battle supervised by battle-hardened soldiers, mercenaries and knights!

 

12:00pm- Norman Fashion Show- a talk through medieval fashion up and down the social ladder with a view to explaining Norman fashion choices.

 

1:00pm- - Shire Court- A recreation of a medieval court where multiple cases are heard by the Earl and the medieval justice dispensed.

 

2:00pm- Mythbusters/Arming of the Knight- The Earl’s company will armour an knight explaining all aspects of his wargear as well as demonstrate medieval combat and discredit some commonly held beliefs.

 

3:00pm- Main Combat Display- the members of Historia Normannis engage in the main combat display of the day showcasing their unscripted competitive combat

 

4:00pm- Hurried Histories- Key events from the C12th humorously explained in the style of Horrible Histories.

 

Ongoing during the day: Strike your own medieval coin, Have-a-go medieval archery (£1/each), armoury and craft displays.

 

Sunday 19th August

 

12:00pm-Weapons display- 12 noon-Training of the militia- See the freemen training for battle supervised by battle-hardened soldiers, mercenaries and knights!

 

12:30pm- Norman Fashion Show- a talk through medieval fashion up and down the social ladder to better explain the styles of the C12th to the public.

 

1:00pm- - Shire Court- A recreation of a medieval court where multiple cases are heard and the medieval justice system is explained to the audience.

 

2:00pm- Mythbusters/Arming of the Knight- The Earl’s company demonstrate medieval combat and discredit some common myths about Medieval combat. Following this a Knight will be kitted up in front of the audience showing off all the different aspects of his kit.

 

3:00pm- Main Combat Display- the members of Historia Normannis engage in a main combat display, demonstrating 12th century warfare.

 

4:00pm- Horrible Histories- A talk about some of the key events in the C12th in the style of Horrible Histories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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