Tagged: Kenilworth Castle

47 ways (at least) to banish boredom this summer

#banishboredom with English Heritage's family events this summer
Posted:
13 July 2016
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English Heritage
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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
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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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Historical Highlights in 2015

Bringing history to life at one of our events
Posted:
27 March 2015
Posted By:
Phil Harper
Categories:
Things To Do

With a number of historical anniversaries and new openings at properties across the country, there’s a lot going on at English Heritage this year. Here are some of 2015's highlights...

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