From 23rd -31st May, Hampton Court Palace will host the “re-match” of the festival. Complete with jousting, wrestling and foot combat, this is diplomacy but deadly competition. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Tudor England and choose their “team” to cheer on at the sporting contests and cultural entertainments.
There will also be opportunities to sample food, learn the crafts needed to survive, such as armourer, who will be repairing the dents and damage from the jousts, artists and expert zones with talks and presentations.
Jousts will be held three times a day, on all nine days. This will not be orchestrated, so different outcomes, results and winners will happen every day. Competitions of wrestling and foot combat will take place, a cultural war in a theatre tent between ‘players’.