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English Heritage Festival of History

Posted: 2009-05-28

Its that time again - time to make plans for the premier living history event of the summer; the English Heritage Festival of History. The festival takes place over the weekend of 25-26 July at Kelmarsh Hall, near Northampton.

Kelmarsh Hall is a beautiful 18th century set amid 3000 acres of grounds at Kelmarsh, 10 miles north of Northampton, Northamptonshire, on the A508. With over 50 events each day, there's probably something of interest for everyone.

Among the events are re-enactments featuring a WWII aerial battle, English Civil War battle, a Norman melee, and Roman gladiators. Ifthat seems a bit too martial for you, don't worry; there are plenty of peaceable activities as well! For example, Roman games, animals in history, a Tudor fashion show, and Beauty Secrets from the Past! Other special events include Agincourt 1415, and Music Through the Ages, among many others.

The Festival of History strikes a nice balance between events that will appeal to children and adults, and between 'fun' events and educational activities. There are discounted tickets available for English Heritage members, as well as one-day and full weekend passes. For full details on the Festival of History visit the English Heritage website.


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