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Gallery: Battle lines drawn as Framlingham Castle once again defies king in siege drama

PUBLISHED: 11:05 22 April 2014

Reenactment day at Framlingham Castle 
Siege of 1216

Reenactment day at Framlingham Castle Siege of 1216

Visitors to Framlingham Castle were catapulted back in time to 800 years ago when King John put the town under siege.

The two day English Heritage living history event on Easter Sunday and yesterday re-enacted the siege of the castle in 1216.

Families were treated to the awesome spectacle of a castle under Norman attack, as feisty Mahelt Marshall – daughter of the legendary William Marshall, England’s first Knight – prepared the Garrison of Men at Arms and archers to defy the king.

Re-enactors took part in dramatic mock battles inside the castle walls, displaying their skill, agility, and strength in close combat.

Other events included medieval music, children’s mock battles, stories and riddles, plus a chance to use and view the action from the newly-restored wall walk following a three-year multi-million pound restoration project.

The exhibition, From Powerhouse to Poorhouse, was also open.

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