Bosworth goes ‘virtually’ back into history

The battle lines are being drawn for a ‘virtual’ Bosworth Medieval Festival this autumn.

The annual event at the county council’s Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre has had to adapted this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, history buffs will still be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the annual event through a digital version.

The Virtual Bosworth Medieval Festival 2020 will take place on the weekend of Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 August. 

The festival is always one of the highlights of the summer calendar and now plans are being finalised for a ‘virtual launch’ of the event.

The online fun will include quizzes, historical information about the battle, craft and fancy dress competitions for children, living history videos narrated by characters caught up in the battle and an appeal for people to send in their images of past festivals.

Councillor Richard Blunt, Leicestershire county council cabinet member for heritage, leisure and arts, said: “It was disappointing to cancel the actual festival but, clearly, all steps have to be taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19.”

“I’m delighted that we are able to stage the Bosworth Medieval Festival as a virtual event this year, giving visitors, re-enactors and traders the chance to take part in its online incarnation.”

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