The real Mediaeval Tourney in the C16th may have lasted 3-4 days. The Knights of Royal England pick out the highlights, the action bits, the crashes, the spectacle of the wonderful horses striking out at full gallop and all the excitement and drama without losing any of the pomp and pageantry. During each day of our Tourney we condense all this into two action packed 45 minute tournaments. A day full of action and colour, and masses of entertainment for all the family. Have a go with a traditional English Long Bow with the Norfolk Longbowmen by the Tudor Bridge, dance round the Maypole, and try to win a coconut! The Colchester Waits wandering through the crowd serving a large helping of medieval musical magic. Jonathan de Hadleigh, official Jester to the Castle and rat catcher to the nobility will be causing trouble wherever he goes, and Graeme the Medieval Archer will be demonstrating his armour piercing weapons on the Banqueting Floor. There’s Face Painting, craft stalls and great food with our regular caterers and of course the wenches at the Castle Bar will be cheerfully serving our finest ales and wine!
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