‘No kicking, biting or gouging’ - knights do battle at Framlingham Castle
PUBLISHED: 15:56 13 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:05 13 August 2017
Fierce knights battled for honour and glory during a series of “melees” at a Suffolk castle this weekend.
English Heritage’s Clash of Knights event at Framlingham Castle saw four teams testing their strength while visitors were transported back to the chivalrous age of medieval times.
Displays were held on Saturday and Sunday when armoured knights armed with shields and clubs fought to protect their captain.
The only rule was no kicking, biting or gouging – everything else is fair game.
Visitors were also be able to take a look around the medieval encampments set up in the castle, watch the “Arming of the Knight” to see how they prepare for battle and even meet the warriors themselves.
Elsewhere in the castle grounds there was medieval music, an archery tournament and a Children’s Battle for younger visitors who want to learn fighting techniques and test their strength.
Visitors were invited to take the Castle Wall Walk for a bird’s eye view of the tournament.
For more details about events at Framlingham Castle visit its website.