On Saturday 11th June, we will be delivering a talk on ‘John de Lacy – Life and Times’ at 2.00pm in the Visitor Centre at Pontefract Castle. This is an opportunity to learn more about the man in general and his contribution to the development and aftermath of one of history’s most iconic legal documents, Magna Carta. Booking for this event is essential and can be made through Eventbrite here; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/volunteer-talk-john-de-lacy-life-times-11th-june-2022-200pm-tickets-348641063807?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
We have today delivered our first individual/small group tour on the history of Pontefract Castle and some of the key events that happened there throughout the Medieval period, including John de Lacy & Magna Carta, Thomas of Lancaster, War of the Roses and Richard II. If you would like to join us on one of these tours/talks, please get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ button on the front page of this website.
On the 9th May we attended a fascinating talk given by historian Matthew Lewis at the Towton Battlefield Society meeting on ‘King Henry III – Son of Magna Carta”. The talk gave a brilliant insight into the life of this oft forgotten king who reigned for fifty-six years, the longest period of any English Medieval king, and who in Matthew’s words provided a ‘bridge between the chaos of the reign of his father, King John, and the order of his son who followed, King Edward I.