Napoleonic Living History Skirmish at Deene Park Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 12pm – 4pm
Travel back in time and experience an authentic living history encampment of the Napoleonic Era
Hear stories and accounts from the period, learn what life was like for soldiers and camp followers, see how they lived from day to day, making clothes, tools and meals; witness their precarious existence and what happens when two enemies come face to face.
The story so far…..
Wellington’s forces have sent out groups of troops to forage for the advancing English army. Now they are in France; having advanced from Spain the troops are in search of food and of course some plunder.
Le Chateau du Deene Parc lies in their path, the English see it as an easy target, a long way from supplies and poorly provisioned, raiding the local villages and countryside is the only option, as well as jolly good sport!
However, retreating French troops are in the grounds, they will not give up the Chateau easily. Unable to prevent the English advance through Spain and into their beloved France. They are on the back foot, poorly provisioned themselves and not wanting to give an inch of French soil, this is a fight for survival. Nobody likes an invader but the English, mon dieu!
Pay on entry
Adult ticket £5