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Celebrating Magna Carta

June 12, 2015
The royal Falconer and companions

The royal Falconer and companions

This weekend sees celebrations in many parts of the world to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. In our country it’s being marked at Runnymede by a boat pageant amongst other things. However, up in King’s Lynn the angry barons of Black Knight Historical will be slogging it out with knights loyal to King John (yes, there were some!)

King’s Lynn are marking the momentous anniversary of King John’s humiliation by his powerful barons with a free festival in the Tuesday market square. Come and join us and discover more about the story behind the occasion, the impact of the Church, whether King John was the monster that history says he was – he would disagree – as well as the clothes, weaponry and customs that coloured this earlier medieval period.

Events run from 10-4pm on both days


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