Monday, 12 November 2012

Chance to relive the battles of Richard III’s era


University of Leicester students will swap their pens and notebooks for the medieval swords, longbows and chainmail from the days of King Richard III.

Members of the public will be able to take part in a “Bringing History to Life” event at the University on Wednesday November 14, which will feature a day of authentic medieval combat organised by the University’s Re-enactment Society.

The day will focus on the 12th century as well as the 15th century, which covers the time of Richard III’s death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Society members will perform demonstrations of combat, and passers-by will be able to try out replica chainmail, embroidery, equipment and armour made by society members.

Visitors will also be able to hear from researchers at the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History, who have uncovered human remains at the possible site of the Richard III’s burial.

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You may also be interested in this Oxford summer school course about Richard:

The Life and Times of Richard III...