He’s called Frederick. He may or may not be a jewel beetle (not the shiny kind, obviously).
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!!)