Medieval Jousting Tournament at Royal Gunpowder Mills – 21st & 22nd August 2010

Medieval Jousting Tournament at Royal Gunpowder MillsThe Knights of Arkley will be taking part in a spectacular medieval jousting tournament at Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey EN9 1JY on Saturday 21st &Sunday 22nd August 2010.

Medieval style tents, tilt, quintains and displays of weapons will take visitors back in time and transform the attraction into a tiltyard from the Middle Ages.

In addition to knights on horseback, the event will also include demonstrations of the medieval longbow and other forms of Middle Ages martial arts by The Company of 1415.

One of the most extraordinary parts of their show is when a team of archers fire a hail of blunted arrows at a group of advancing men-at-arms.

There will also be the opportunity to try out your own archery skills under the expert supervision of the Royal Golden Eagle Medieval Archers of England and watch a variety of birds of prey in flight as part of Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display.

As part of the display there will also be the chance for members of the public to fly Harris hawks and barn owls.

Medieval Tournament Schedule

  • 11.00 Long Bow demonstrations by the Company of 1415
  • 11.30 Dressing The Knight by The Company of 1415
  • 11.30 Have A Go Archery by the Golden Eagle Medieval Archers
  • 12.15 Jousting Performance by the Knights of Arkley
  • 13.00 Birds of Prey Display by Ye Olde Redtail Falconry
  • 13.45 Long Bow demonstrations by the Company of 1415
  • 14.15 Dressing The Knight by The Company of 1415
  • 14.15 Have A Go Archery by the Golden Eagle Medieval Archers
  • 15.00 Birds of Prey Display by Ye Olde Redtail Falconry
  • 15.45 Jousting Performance by the Knights of Arkley

For more information on the jousting re-enactment group please see their website: http://www.knightsofarkley.com/

For more information on medieval archers please see their website: http://www.thegoldeneaglearchers.co.uk/

For more information on birds of prey display please see their website: http://www.falconrydisplays.com/

Set in 170 acres of natural parkland and boasting 20 buildings of major historic importance, the Royal Gunpowder Mills mixes fascinating history, exciting science and beautiful surroundings to produce a magical day out for all the family. Established in the 17th century and acquired by the Crown in 1787, the site has played a key role in the history of Great Britain through the centuries.

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