In the year commemorating the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, Raglan Castle told the story of the Blue Knight of Gwent, Sir William ap Thomas who built Raglan Castle and fought alongside the victorious King Harri V who was born in Monmouth.
The event remembered the Welsh Longbowmen who were enlisted for the battle because of their unrivaled bowmen-ship.
There was a distinct French theme during the weekend! All things French were represented, from a Bistro café complete with accordion player, local charcuterie, crepes, boules and croquet on the green, and escargot racing! Welsh baby dragons had a dragon parade.
There were trails, games, face-painting and an archery tournament among the activities for children, plus tours, historical displays and stalls.
Pictured is the recently formed reenactment group ‘Amicorum.’ Left to right are Andrew Tivenan (Rudd Archer, the king’s headsman) Robson Barsby (John of Warminster, Squire) Ryan Edwards (Henry V) Jade Barsby (Elizabeth of Warminster) Samantha Tivenan (Catherine of Worcester) and Heather Barsby (Heather of Warminster).
The group are ‘friends of Raglan Castle’ and come from across England for the reenactment events. The next ensemble will be at the reenactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury on 11 July 2015 which is scheduled to be a major event on the reenactment calendar.