Events for Saturday 21st July 2012

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Battle of Shewsbury

21st July 1403

The Battle of Shrewsbury was fought on 21st July 1403, waged between an army led by the Lancastrian King, Henry IV, and a rebel army led by Henry "Hotspur" Percy from Northumberland. Although the battle was won by King Henry, The King's forces sustained much greater losses than the rebels. The tactics and fighting methods of the day were dominated by the devastating power of the English longbow. It was noted that the King's men "fell like leaves in Autumn, every one [arrow] struck a mortal man".

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War For The Throne
(Hardback - 160 pages)
by John Barratt

The opening years of the fifteenth century saw one of the most bitterly contested political and military convulsions in the history of the British Isles, a conflict that is too-often overlooked by military historians. Henry IV, who had overthrown and probably murdered his predecessor Richard II, fought a protracted and… Read more...

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This Day's Events



Starts: Sat 21st July
Ends: Sun 22nd July
Price: FREE
Tel: 0191 553 2006

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 8AB

Airshow in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear


With breathtaking display teams and precision flying in the air and a massive choice of activities on the ground, there's something for all the family at this FREE action-packed weekend.



Starts: Sat 21st July
Ends: Sat 21st July
Price: Adults £15/£20, Children FREE
Tel: +44 (0)1767 627927

Shuttleworth (Old Warden) Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP

Airshow in Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Evening Air Show 21st July 2012

Gates open 10am Flying starts 5.30pm

Display content will be added nearer the time, please see website.

£15 Adults online in advance or £20 Adults on the day at the gate.

Adult Ticket Price: £15.00
Child Ticket Price: £FREE

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