Events for Saturday 21st July 2012
On This Day in History
Battle of Shewsbury21st 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".
Further ReadingWar 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...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.
This Day's Events
SUNDERLAND INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOWStarts: Sat 21st July
Ends: Sun 22nd July
Tel: 0191 553 2006
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR6 8AB
Airshow in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear10AM - 6PM FREE ENTRY
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.
JULY EVENING AIRSHOWStarts: 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, BedfordshireEvening 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