Delapre Abbey Timetable

EVENT TIMETABLE:

11 am The Battle of Northampton
Talk by Mike Ingram, Northampton Battlefields Society (Carriage House)

The Battle of Northampton by Matthew Ryan

12 noon Archery Display

Learn about the Longbow with the Medieval Siege Society, and how it would have been used in 1460 – (Main arena in front of house—please stay behind railings)

Harrington Archers
12 noon Short Battlefield Walk
A tour of the battlefield with Mike Ingram, Northampton Battlefields society (Meet in front of Coach House)
1 pm Long Battlefield Walk
A tour of the battlefield with Mike Ingram, Northampton Battlefields society (Meet in front of Coach House)
2 pm Arming the knight, in the Harrington Encampment
Join the knights & their squires in the encampment at they prepare to enter the foot tournament. Learn about the different types of armour, how it functioned and how it was worn. (Main arena)

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2:30 pm Foot Tournament
A clash of arms! A display of combat from the fifteenth century showcasing the arms and armour that would have been used at the 1460 battle. Local Knights will lock horns to determine the victor – only one team can prevail! (main arena—please stay behind railings)

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3pm Kiddie Knights
It’s your turn! Kids – Ever wanted to train as a knight? It’s your chance to learn to be a knight as you enlist and take on the knights from our tournament. Have you got what it takes? (main arena)

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2 – 4 pm Face Painting
Show your allegiance – with a special face-painted rose. (Coach House)

TAKING PLACE ALL DAY:

Displays and Exhibitions

  • Friends of Delapre Abbey stand ( information, souvenirs and historical book stall), Battle of Northampton display, Battlefields Trust, Northampton Battlefields Society (Ground Floor, Coach House)
  • Miniature Wargames Demonstrations
  • A special demonstration by members of Northampton Battlefields Society (First Floor, Coach House)
  • Children’s Activities
  • Make a Flag or Shield, War of the Roses Game, Colouring, Battle of Northampton Quiz Trail (small charge), Badge Making (Coach House)
  • Medieval Siege Society Encampment – Tents and displays, see how soldiers, their followers prepared for battle, cooked, slept or otherwise passed their time (main arena in front of house)
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