Visitors, re-enactors and Richard III enthusiasts will come together at Bosworth Battlefield for this year’s Medieval Medley.
The two-day medley will see hundreds of people descend on Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre (Ambion Lane, CV13 0AD) over the weekend of Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August.
Featuring an insight into the day-to-day workings of a battle camp, where visitors are encouraged to engage with the re-enactors, and can also see a narrated fashion show with outfits from that era.
There is also a walk-through of the battle of Bosworth where visitors have a chance to participate, along with other family-friendly activities, archery and combat demonstrations, guided walks, table top war gaming and a fancy-dress competition for children.
Specialist interest groups, including the Council’s Collections Team, Richard III Society, Battlefield Trust, Sikh Community Curators and Hijaz Trust will also be attending, giving visitors the opportunity to find out more about the context of the battle, council’s wider cared for collections and the historical content of other communities at the time of the Wars of the Roses.
We really enjoy hosting an annual event to mark the Battle of Bosworth and this year’s Bosworth Medieval Medley is set to be another great event.
“This historic battle is part of Leicestershire’s rich heritage, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to spend the weekend taking in the medieval-themed sights, sounds and experiences.
Person:Councillor Christine Radford, cabinet member for adults and communities
Tickets are £5 per adult and £3.50 per child with under 3s free. The same programme will run on both days. Parking is also free on both days.
A wide range of food concessions will be available on site, including a hog roast and vegetarian options.
Tickets are still on sale and available on the Bosworth Battlefield website, or by calling 01455 290429. Tickets are also available on the day.
In the week leading up to the Medley the centre will also be hosting a costumed guided walk and Knight School. The traditional rose laying ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth will take place at the Memorial Sundial at 11am on Tuesday 22 August with a guided walk for visitors.
This year we are not running the Bosworth Medieval Festival as we are working on improvements to its format and accessibility. It will return August 2024.