History comes to life at castle

Bolsover Castle will be besieged by young knights and princesses for English Heritage’s Time Travellers Go event running from Monday to Friday next week.

Lucy Hutchings, events manager at English Heritage said: “We´re inviting all young princesses to put on their prettiest dress, and knights to pick up their trusty toy swords and head down to Bolsover Castle to travel back in time.

“Children can meet a medieval princess and knight, learn about etiquette and try on armour.

“There will be squire training for aspiring knights and the opportunity to take part in a children’s battle.”

The Time Travellers Go event is part of a summer series aimed at bringing history to life at Bolsover Castle, near Chesterfield.