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Love Bedford Medieval Festival

Saturday 27 July 2019

10.00am-6.00pm at Castle Mound and surrounding areas, The Embankment

The FREE entertainment includes groups and performers from the Medieval Combat Society, The Wythe Retinue, God’s Company of Tabor, the King’s Executioner, Talonted Feathers, A Merrie Noyse Minstrels, and England’s most famous Medieval Fool, Juggler, and Jester, the legendary Devilstick Peat Fibbs.

The fun starts at 10am and there will be colourful tentage and living history encampments, circus skills school for children, music and dance, have a go archery, ferret racing, craft demonstrations, the preparation and serving of a medieval feast, the chance to hold a hawk or an owl, black powder artillery demonstrations, and a medieval sword fighting tournament which will quite probably end in a nasty melee or “free for all” with last man standing getting the prize. 

The King’s Executioner will be looking to explain the horrors and indignities of punishments meted out to criminals or just to those who attracted the King’s displeasure back in the rather  brutal middle ages, and if you want to find out more about anything medical or surgical then be sure to visit the camp of the Hussites (God’s Company of Tabor), a mercenary band of soldiery taking refuge in England from their uprising against the Teutonic Knights in central Europe – their  battle scarred warriors have had to become well versed in such things.

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