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Rebellion at Stafford Castle

This weekend sees the Normans descending on Stafford Castle for a rebellion re-enactment.

Sunday 20th August, re-enactment group Historia Normannis will be re-creating scenes from the early Medieval period. Witness the sights and sounds of the 11th and 12th centuries with sword play, music, dancing and games, Meet peddlers, peasants, knights and damsels. Enjoy a ‘hands on’ history talk and a guided tour of one of the largest surviving Norman fortifications in England.

Admission to both the event and the Castle is free. Car parking costs £3.

Stafford Castle has dominated the Stafford skyline for over 900 years. The site is one of the largest surviving Norman earthworks in the country and is designated a scheduled Ancient Monument.

Heritage Sites Manager for Stafford Borough Council, Mark Hartwell said, ‘Period events are always popular on the site and as Stafford Castle was first built in the Norman period this event is very poignant to us too’.

For further information tel. (01785) 257 698 or visit our website at: www.staffordbc.gov.uk/heritageevents

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