Dog Rose Sound

The Barons' Revolt July 2013

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The Barons' Revolt was part of Clun Valley Voices and Discovering Clun Castle, a Heritage Lottery funded project in the All our Stories programme.

Listen using one of the links below:

1. Music to open the proceedings (MP3, 3.6Mb, 3'8")
2. Arms and Armour (MP3, 2.2Mb, 2'20")
3. Trevor Watson (MP3, 2.2Mb, 2'21")
4. Weaving and Dyeing (MP3, 3.4Mb, 3'37")
5. Grinding wheat with the Quern (MP3, 2.8Mb, 3'02")
6. Bows and arrows (MP3, 2.3Mb, 2'27")
7. A Walk to Clun Castle with Richard Morris (MP3, 2.0Mb, 2'10")
8. The Barons Revolt (MP3, 2.4Mb, 2'32")

The Barons' Revolt took place on July 6th and 7th on the Memorial Hall playing fields in Clun. The Norman re-enactment group, Conroi de Vey, came from Nottingham and displayed a wide range of crafts and skills in the Norman period of 1300. Their presentations were much enjoyed by visitors of all ages who learnt about the Norman way of life and what it would have been like in about 1300. The unusually hot weather made it very hard work for the chainmail-clad knights but that did not stop the baddies being booed and the goodies cheered. Walks were led to Clun Castle and the weekend was much enjoyed by all. These recordings were made during the weekend with members of the group and they describe their own skills and activities. You can also listen to any of the individual tracks using one of the links below.


The Normans enyoying their mid-day meal in one of the tents.