We decided to check out an English Heritage event and explore a new castle.
The history bit: it’s 1464 and the Yorkists are defeating the Lancastrian army, who William Burgh (guy who holds castle) is loyal to. The rest, I suppose, is History… (really sorry, I couldn’t resist!)
I have to say, I was impressed and so were the kids. The siege was broken into 3 parts, but there was plenty of things going on in between.
The woman of Northumberland defended the castle with frying pans and hammers
The castle was stormed…
And the boss dude made a plan
There were guns and cannons, swords, archers and grenades. Explosions, shouting and fighting.
And there was music (which my kids actually sat and listened to!!)
Slightly early finish for a migraine and a rainbow on the metro to cheer me up.
I have been trying to get husband/kids to do more outside stuff. With fresh air and all that. I succeeded in getting them to do a 2 mile walk around a reservoir. Which was pretty. Although it involved some extreme pushchair off-roading (maybe we’d better stick with the baby sling next time!)
(Is that a word?)
Got a deal on annual English Heritage membership, so we are seeing how many castles we can get through.
We started with Richmond Castle, and accidentally saw the tour de Yorkshire too.