Event Postponed

Unfortunately, due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the decision has been taken to postpone the Arrowstorm: Harry Hotspur and The Battle of Shrewsbury Talk until later in the year. 

At present we are unable to confirm the new date, or when we will be in a position to announce it.  However please be assured that we will update our website as soon as we have further information.  

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued support and understanding.   

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact info@alnwickcastle.com

A talk by Julian Humphrys

In 1399 the Percys had helped Henry IV seize the throne. Four years later they rebelled against him. Julian of the Battlefields Trust tells the story of that rebellion and describes how it ended in disaster at The Battle of Shrewsbury.

Event Information
  • Entry to Alnwick Castle will be via the Iron Railings on Castle Square (NE66 1NG).
  • If parking for this event, please park on the nearby streets (Bailiffgate Road, The Peth, Rattern Row, Walkergate or the public car parks on Greenwell Road). Do not park in the main castle car park on Denwick Lane as there will be no access to the castle from this car park.
  • Gates to the castle will open at 7pm.
  • The talk will begin at 7:30pm. The event will finish at approximately 9:30pm.
  • Audio, video or photographic recordings are not permitted at any time during the event.

About Julian

After taking a degree in History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Julian spent 12 years at Chelsea's National Army Museum where he was spokesman to the media on all matters of military history. He also made three expeditions to Bosnia during the Civil War to record the British Army's activities there and to obtain objects for display in the Museum. He is now Development Officer of the Battlefields Trust, the UK Charity dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Britain's historic battlefields.

Julian is also a qualified blue-badge guide and leads a busy programme of study tours and guided visits to battlefields, castles and historic properties in the UK and abroad. He lectures, writes and broadcasts on many aspects of British history. He is a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine and History Revealed Magazine and has published books include Monty's Men: the British Soldier and the D-Day Campaign (for the National Army Museum), The Private Life of Palaces (for Historic Royal Palaces), Clash of Arms: Twelve English Battles, and Enemies at the Gate: English Castles Under Siege (both for English Heritage).

About The Battlefields Trust

The Battlefields Trust is a registered charity dedicated to preserving, promoting and interpreting Britain's battlefield sites. Campaigning both locally and nationally to defent battlefields from inappropriate development or even destruction. Members of the Battlefields Trust have helped to set up information boards at sites across Britain.

Event Dates

The event is taking place on dates highlighted in red.