‘Armouritis’ – Arms and Armour
20 January 2014
Top Herefordshire attraction, Eastnor Castle near Ledbury is holding an Arms and Armour and Medieval Re-enactment weekend called ‘Armouritis’ on Sunday 6th and Bank Holiday Monday 7th May between 11am and 4.30pm.
Eastnor’s famous collection of over 50 suits of armour is the second largest privately-owned collection in Britain. Charles, 3rd Earl Somers of Eastnor, who collected the armour in the mid-nineteenth century was susceptible to what he jokingly called ‘armouritis’, a nasty and incurable disease that gave him an obsession for collecting armour!
David Edge, one of the country’s leading experts on arms and armour, will be giving fascinating talks on the Eastnor collection throughout the day. In addition, there will be displays of fighting knights in a purpose built arena and armour making demonstrations.
There will be a large living history camp in the grounds with soldiers, a knight on horseback, musicians, jugglers, falconry, medieval cookery and dancing.