Tewkesbury Medieval Festival, Battle of Tewkesbury AD 1471
Tewkesbury (Gloucestershire county)
Tewkesbury is a town in Gloucestershire, standing at the confluence of the River Severn and the River Avon. It was the site of the Battle of Tewkesbury on 4 May 1471, when at the “Bloody Meadow”, south of the town, Edward IV's Yorkist forces defeated the House of Lancaster in a historic battle of the Wars of the Roses.
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival has been going strong for over 25 years, offering a big medieval market and a great reenactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury, featuring around 2000 warriors, including knights in full armour, gunners with cannon and hand guns, archers with the traditional English Longbow, and men at arms with swords, spears and other weapons of the period. Many of the traders at the market, dressed in the 15th century costumes, demonstrate the authentic techniques and their skills of producing various goods and products, from swords and armour, to ginger bread and beautiful gowns and tunics.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival Ltd
Address: PO Box 147, Tewkesbury GL20 9AP, Gloucestershire county, England
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TewkesburyMedievalFestival
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