A weekend of all things Tudor at Raglan Castle

IMG_0499 copy.jpgVisitors flocked to enjoy the Tudor weekend led by the Beaufort Companye and their esteemed friends from the Wars of the Roses Federation. Living history displays, re-enactments plus plenty of Tudor themed fun make up this ever popular festival.

Photographed (L to R): Judith Arnopp, John Arnopp and Moray Holmes. Judith, an author of historical fiction said: “The Tudor Weekend here at Raglan Castle is a brilliant annual family event. I came from West Wales to attend and it is always well worth the journey. I am always passionate about history, I graduated from the University of Wales, Lampeter in 2007 with a Master’s degree in medieval history and a BA in English and creative writing. I now devote myself to writing full time and enjoy meeting everyone at this stunning location.”

IMG_0553 copy.jpgPhotographed (L to R): Tom Goodwin, Sarah Murray, Vikki Tranter and Neal Hannan. Nikki said: “We had a fabulous weekend at Raglan Castle sharing the local history and brining the past back to life. I enjoy lots of things about this event including the camping and the company of the other members of the group. The history is presented in such a way that it can be enjoyed by everyone.”

The Beaufort Companye portrays the household of a retainer to the Dukes of Somerset and Beaufort family during the late 15th Century, specifically the period known as The Wars of The Roses. Their aim is to bring to the public a new and exciting interpretation of the period via their authentic and interactive portrayal of medieval military and civilian life.

IMG_0557 copy.jpgJackie Phillips and Vicky Bayley also enjoyed meeting members of the public at the entertaining and educational event. Vicky said: “ I have enjoyed doing this great hobby for 14 years and Raglan is one of our very favourite castles. I meet my husband at one of these events and now we attend together as a family with our young daughter who loves playing with her friends in the castle grounds.”

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