Ever wondered what it would be like to walk into battle alongside a Mediaeval army?
Inside the Kingmaker, venture back to Mediaeval Warwick and join Richard Neville as he prepares his extensive household for battle. You can find out how weapons were made, how armour was crafted and see what mediaeval life was really like through sights, sounds and smells! How would you feel knowing your next day on Earth could be your last?
So how did Richard Neville, become such a prominent figure during this period of history?
On 2nd March 1450, Henry VI bestowed on Richard Neville, the husband of Anne de Beauchamp, the title Earl of Warwick. History came to know him as Warwick the Kingmaker. During an increasingly fraught time in English history with the outbreak of Civil War, Neville’s family connections made him a Yorkist. His strong battle sense during the Battle of St Albans in 1455, ultimately lead to the defeat of the hapless Henry and the ascension of Edward, Duke of York, to the English throne. As a reward for his help, Warwick rose to a position of great power.
So, as the Kingmaker rallies his troops will you decide to join him in battle or run while you can?
Did you know: Rusted armour would be polished with leather and powdered pumice to achieve a bright and smooth surface.