Mustering for War
The Empress Matilda has arrived at Arundel Castle to pursue her claim to the throne of England. Hearing that her cousin Stephen has already been crowned and is hastening towards the coast, Matilda’s forces train to prepare for the forthcoming battle.
Men-at-arms and archers will demonstrate the intense combat training of Norman soldiers on the Castle grounds. Children and parents alike will delight in the opportunity to explore the tented encampment, wield replica 12th century weapons and try on military and civilian garments of the time period.
10am Castle and event opens
10am-1pm Have-a-go archery and mini catapults
10am Weapons training
12noon Weapons and armour demonstration
12:30pm Falconry demonstration
2pm Archery demonstration
2-4pm Have-a-go archery and mini catapults
2:30pm Falconry demonstration
3:30pm Combat, archery and tactics for war demonstration
4:30pm Event closes
*Have-a-go archery over 8's only, height restrictions may app