Tewkesbury Medieval Festival (Tewkesbury) Reviews
Description:The medieval town of Tewkesbury and its surrounding meadows are the beautiful setting for a weekend of events ... more
Newest Review: ... was easily defeated, and an estimated 3,000 men died either directly in the battle or in the pursuit of fleeing soldiers that followed it. Many of the fleeing men sought sanctuary in nearby Tewkesbury abbey, but found themselves dragged outside and killed just two days later, leaving the abbey to be re-consecrated after the armies had left. The battle was a pivotal point in the War of the ... more
Customer Tewkesbury Medieval Festival (Tewkesbury) Reviews (2)
by - written on 18/09/10 (Very useful, 132 readings)
In 1471, England was in turmoil. King Henry VI had been declared insane and locked in the Tower of London some years earlier, leaving the country without a strong leader. Henry's son, the obvious choice of successor, was deemed too young to rule in his father's place and arguments soon broke out over who should take over the throne. The Houses of Lancaster and York - two rival branches of the royal family - each made their claim, but the arguments over lineage and dynasty quickly descended into a series of civil wars that we have come to know as the War of the Roses after the emblematic symbols of the rival factions. Edward, Earl of March, the House of York's oldest son, Read the complete review
by - written on 14/07/01, updated on 14/07/01 (Very useful, 129 readings)
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is an event staged once a year by the Companions of the Black Bear who are based in Tewkesbury. It is held in mid July, over a weekend, on the Gupshill Fields, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, this year(2001) it is taking place on the 14th and 15th and is open to the public from 11am until 6pm both days. The sight of the event from the Gloucester Road with all the colourful tents and clothing of the re-enactors is something to behold. The Battle of Tewkesbury is re-enacted on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons usually at about 3 or 4pm.Over 1000 soldiers take part in the battle many of whom wear full armour (not very easy on a very hot ... Read the complete review
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