This season's events

The Household attends a variety of events throughout the year. Below you will find all the events we will be attending in the coming year. You can also see our past events here

Events for 2017
Name Date Event Description Location
The Jorvik Viking Festival 25 February 2017 The Jorvik Viking Festival is the biggest Viking festival in Europe. In 2017 there is an exciting mixture of combat, academic, archaeological and historical events organized to celebrate the fearsome Vikings that once terrorised and then settled in this part of England. Members of The Household will take part in a daytime march through the city which culminates in a combat display and the famous night-time battle which this year commemorates the Battle of Stainmore in 954AD, the final battle of Eric Bloodaxe the ousted Viking King of Northumbria. York, North Yorkshire
The Siege of Tutbury Castle 30 April- 1 May 2017 The Household are attending this event as guests of Historia Normannis. The year is 1173 and King Henry II's sons are in full rebellion. Tutbury Castle's owner, William de Ferrers, has sided with the princes against the king but Henry will not allow such disobedience, or Tutbury's walls, to stand. Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire
The Battle of Lincoln Fair 1217 27-29 May 2017 This event commemorates the 800th anniversary of The Battle of Lincoln Fair at Lincoln Castle during the First Barons War when the forces of Prince Louis of France were defeated by King Henry III's relief force under the command of the greatest knight of the 12th century, William Marshall. The Household will provide a living history encampment as well as soldiers at this large and dramatic event. Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire
Lord Mayor of Nottingham's Inauguration 24 June 2017 The Household will have a small encampment in the castle grounds to demonstrate crafts and an armoury as well as providing combat demonstrations and participating in the march from the market square up to the castle. Nottingham Castle, Nottinghamshire
Le Grand Pique-Nique 7 July 2017 Members of The Household will be attending this 1 day event for primary school children to celebrate 950 years of Chepstow Castle and 950 years of the Chepstow/Cormeilles Twinning Association, one of the oldest twinning associations in the world. William FitzOsbern, the builder of Chepstow Castle in 1067, was from Cormeilles in Normandy hence the connection. Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire
Cirencester 900 8-9 July 2017 This event commemorates the 900th anniversary of the foundation of the Augustinian Abbey of Cirencester by King Henry I in 1117. The Household will provide a large living history encampment as well as soldiers at this anniversary event. Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Battle of Hastings 14-15 October 2017 The Household will be providing Norman knights and soldiers at this reenactment of The Battle of Hastings in 1066, one of the most important dates in British history. Battle Abbey, East Sussex