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The Return of the King at Bolingbroke Back in Time

12th-13th August 2023

11am – 4.30pm

Bolingbroke Castle, Old Bolingbroke, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 4HH

Join Heritage Lincolnshire and the Friends of Bolingbroke Castle as they team up with the magnificent Plantagenet Society to bring you a weekend to remember.

See the arming of the King's knights, learn about the traditional sport of falconry, move to medieval dances, and witness the horsemen on their war horses practicing their martial skills, before watching the climactic skirmishes where armed fighters will vie for your support and the King's favour. This year including live demonstrations of blacksmithing, falconry, medieval cookery, archery and combat.

At the castle you can surround yourself with the site’s rich history or relax as nature flourishes around you. With great views across the landscape, you can really immerse yourself in the wonderful atmosphere of the site, being brought to life with medieval re-enactors.

Tracy Stringfellow, CEO of Heritage Lincolnshire

“Bolingbroke Castle is a fantastic setting for a living history event, and it has so much history within the stones of the ruin. Even though Henry IV was born at Bolingbroke Castle, many local people don’t realise that we have such a historically significant ruin, right in the heart of the County. We had a successful event last year and 2023 marks our third year doing Bolingbroke Back in Time. We are looking forward to the best year yet!”

Friends of Bolingbroke Castle

“FOBC are delighted to announce our third and biggest Bolingbroke Back In Time (BBIT) re-enactment event. It is great to see the castle and village come to life with the music, colourful tents & flags and throngs of people enjoying themselves - not to mention the clash of weapon on shield and armour during the combat displays. We had such positive feedback from those who attended last year and we are thrilled to be working with the Plantagenets and Heritage Lincolnshire to make this year's event even bigger and better. There will be even more to see and take part in and we hope you enjoy our additions. We look forward to seeing everyone there and to welcome back those who have supported us in previous years too.”


Photos of Bolingbroke Back in Time in 2022