Tagged: Kenilworth Castle

Victoria Pendleton: My Day as a Jousting Knight

Victoria in full armour next to her horse, Duke with Kenilworth Castle in the background
Posted:
19 July 2017
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Victoria Pendleton
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

Victoria Pendleton is a double Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist, amateur jockey and has been a contestant on Britain's Strictly Come Dancing. But how will she take to England's oldest national sport of jousting? We challenged Pendleton to a jousting bootcamp at Kenilworth Castle to see how the str...

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Meet The Man Who Saved Kenilworth Castle

Posted:
12 July 2017
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English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire is known for its links to Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, but less is known about the man responsible for keeping Kenilworth open to the public. Sir John Siddeley bought the castle in the 1930s, and opened its doors for future generations to enjoy. Senior Cura...

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How to be an archaeologist

archaeology at Old Sarum
Posted:
3 May 2017
Posted By:
Rose Arkle
Categories:
Things To Do

Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory. It is done by excavating sites and analysing artefacts and other physical remains. The difference between history and archaeology is that history is informed by specific events (for example, a battle or a new monarch being crowned) and use...

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Meet the girl who visited every site in the Monopoly game

Monopoly girl: 14-year-old Samantha Plesinger-Davis at Kenilworth Castle.
Posted:
27 February 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

Four years ago one of the English Heritage team at Wrest Park promised Samantha Plesinger-Davis tea and cake if she visited every site on our special edition Monopoly game. Ten year-old Samantha took up the challenge. This weekend she's finally passing 'Go' (and claiming her prize!) after going to...

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