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Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval Weekend
13 May 2021
by Katy Rink

Battle of Shrewsbury picture credit: Charlotte Graham Photography

Battle of Shrewsbury medieval weekend - July 24 & 25, 2021 

A free family day at Battlefield 1403 will see knights and archers in action recreating the medieval Battle of Shrewsbury, with lots of activities on offer.

The Battle of Shrewsbury was fought between King Henry IV and a rebellious faction led by the Percy family in 1403, and it was the first time the English longbow was used on both sides of the battlefield. 

Over the anniversary weekend of the Battle of Shrewsbury on July 24 and 25, Battlefield 1403 will take visitors on a journey back to the medieval period into the thick of the battle in this immersive living history event.

During this family day out, there will be the chance to see knights in armour and archers preparing to fight. There will be living history, including traditional crafts and cookery, with a variety of activities to try your hand at throughout the day. 

At the end of each day, spectators will be able to take sides and cheer on their favourite side, as part of the battle is re-enacted on the original battlefield. 

This event aims to commemorate one of the county’s most important moments in history. During the weekend, the Churches Conservation Trust will be re-opening the Battlefield church to highlight the connection to the battle and demonstrate how it is preserving the building for future generations. 

Over the next few years, the Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval weekend will be developed to help promote the history and heritage of the area. This is set to include a series of pop up events, education days and interactive sessions for local schools. 

The event is free to attend and will be on from 10am until 4pm each day, with the battle taking place at 3pm and demonstrations throughout the day.  

To help support the Battle of Shrewsbury immersive living history weekend visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/battle-of-shrewsbury-medieval-weekend

For updates about the weekend follow @battleofshrewsbury