Tagged: Kenilworth Castle

5 Ways to Party like Elizabeth I

A reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper of Queen Elizabeth I being welcomed by Robert Dudley in July 1575
Posted:
21 June 2019
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Historical How Tos

Do you dream of holding history’s greatest get-together? Or being the host with the most? Take some tips for how to throw the perfect party from Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who produced the ‘Princely Pleasures’ at Kenilworth Castle, a nineteen-day celebration put on for the delight of Q...

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How to build the perfect sandcastle in 9 steps

A family build a sandcastle on the beach
Posted:
13 July 2018
Posted By:
Hannah Silverman
Categories:
Things To Do

Historically, building a castle could take many long years of hard labour and money - not to mention the tons of materials needed for construction. It was not an easy feat for even the most skilled builders who worked tirelessly to create some of England's most loved castles. Today English Herita...

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Queen Elizabeth and Robert Dudley – the real story

A portrait of Robert Dudley & Elizabeth in her coronation robes.
Posted:
6 February 2018
Posted By:
Dr Charles Kightly
Categories:
History Uncovered

The story of Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley has fascinated people for more than 450 years. Their relationship has been explored in books, films and on TV, most recently by Cate Blanchett and Joseph Fiennes in the film Elizabeth, and by Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons in the series Elizabeth I. Th...

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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
Posted By:
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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