Preparing for Siege

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Arundel Castle and Gardens, The Collector Earl's Garden

Arundel Castle and Gardens
West Sussex
BN18 9AB

How did Norman knights prepare to face the ultimate test – a castle siege? Find out this October as a garrison of knights and men-at-arms train to defend Arundel Castle against the fast-approaching fearsome army of King Stephen. Visitors will have the chance to meet the garrison and learn more about life in a Norman castle. Weapons, armour, archery and craft demonstrations will reveal how the garrison would have trained, fought and lived. 10am Castle and event opens 10-1pm Craft demonstrations in the South Passage 11am and 12pm Weapons and armour demos in the Duke Henry Courtyard 1-2pm Lunch 2pm Meet the garrison in the Duke Henry Courtyard 3pm Weapons, archery and combat demos American Lawn 3.30pm Event finishes

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Upcoming event dates:

  • Wednesday 28th October 2020 - Thursday 29th October 2020 10:00 - 16:00


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