Once again the forces of Parliament meet the King's forces in the historic grounds of Holdenby House in the rolling Northamptonshire countryside.
It is 1647 and King Charles I is being held prisoner in Holdenby and an attempt to rescue him is made by the Royalist forces - let battle commence!
Close to Northampton, Daventry, Wellingborough, Kettering, and Rugby, this is an ideal day out for the whole family!
The event takes place on both days from 10:30am to 4pm. The house will be open from 11am - 3pm.
The full schedule:
- 10.30am - Watch Brigade Drill from the south lawn or the King play chess by the Ornamenta Pond
- 11am - Join Hammond's Regiment for drill in the military camp or watch the King's entourage play bowls on the lawn
- 11.15am - Come and join in the maypole dancing in the village camp
- 11.20am - 12pm The King receives a letter from the Queen, but a spy is caught and punished!
- 12pm - Watch a 'Court Leet' in Holdenby House's Pytchley Room
- 12.15pm - Join Hammond's Regiment for drill in the military camp
- 1.50pm - The alarm is raised!
- 1.10pm - Pre-battle fire fight
- 2.30pm - The armies deploy and battle is joined!
- 4.15pm - Thanksgiving sermon near the church as the wounded are treated.
Admission prices: Adult ticket: £8 Battle only, £10 House and Battle
Child ticket: £6 Battle only, £8 House and Battle
Family ticket: £22 Battle only, £25 House and Battle