Tagged: Kenilworth Castle

Medieval magic: Meet the Enchanted Circus

is a cautionary tale about a couple who are never satisfied with what they have | image © Luigi Sergio Tenani
Posted:
14 July 2016
Posted By:
Tom Moriarty
Categories:
Things To Do

Nicole and Martin are two Swiss performers who’ve spent their lives enchanting audiences with their retellings of fairytales and folk stories. They’ve performed over 2,300 times in 400 venues and 9 countries, they’ve had a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and won awards across the world. ...

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47 ways (at least) to banish boredom this summer

#banishboredom with English Heritage's family events this summer
Posted:
13 July 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Things To Do

Here at English Heritage we are on a mission to #banishboredom this summer. Do tales of Roman legionaries get your heart racing? Perhaps you wish you could clank around in a suit of armour, or ride a noble steed. Our packed events programme will help you find something fun to do wherever you are ...

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The longest siege in medieval English history

Posted:
16 June 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

In the summer of 1266, noble rebels gathered inside Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire with supplies and arms, preparing for a siege. England was divided by civil war as King Henry III, who had been on the throne for 50 years, fought against some leading nobles, who wanted to curb his power. He...

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How to make your own Tudor Christmas bough

A Tudor Christmas bough
Posted:
27 November 2015
Posted By:
Jenni Black
Categories:
Historical How Tos

The kissing bough was one of the most popular Christmas decorations in Tudor times. Similar to wreaths, Tudor Christmas boughs were woven from ash or willow wood and then covered in evergreen foliage. They were often hung on walls or over doorways as a gesture of goodwill - to welcome guests into ...

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