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Sat 12 - Sun 13 May
Prudhoe Castle is under siege once again! The Lancastrian army has been waging a war in the north since Edward IV's great victory at Towton in 1461. For three years, the castle, under the command of William Burgh, has remained loyal to the Lancastrian cause and has held out defiantly against the Yorkist's.
This weekend we're taking you back to the edge of the battlefield on 15 May 1464. The Lancastrian army has finally been beaten at Hexham and survivors are fleeing toward the safety of the castle. See the action unfold at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm, and find out if the Yorkist's attempts to finally storm the walls will be successful this time.
Throughout the weekend visit the attacking and defending armies in their camps and feel free to ask the medieval soldiers all about their life and work. Head to the chapel to meet the women of the garrison who are sewing, weaving and continuing with their daily lives. And catch some medieval music at 11am, 1pm or 3pm. Mini soldiers can also see if they've got what it takes in our 'have a go' sessions at 12.30pm & 2.30pm.
|English Heritage members||Free|
|Child, 5-15 years||£3.40|
Ticket price includes entry to the event and site.