Brancepeth Castle - The Rising of The North: The Muster
Tel: +44 0191 378 0974
THE RISING OF THE NORTH
450 years ago, in the autumn of 1569, Brancepeth was alive with the comings and goings of horsemen and foot soldiers. From all over the North of England they were gathering here. Lights burned late into the night in the castle. The church bells rung backwards signalled the beginning of ‘The Rising of the North’ – the most significant domestic armed rebellion against Elizabeth I during her long reign. Led by the Earls of Westmorland and Northumberland, it was from Brancepeth that the rebels marched to hold mass in Durham Cathedral and on southwards to free Mary Queen of Scots, restore the ‘old’ faith and regain the Earls’ positions of authority in the north. The rebellion ultimately ended in failure, hundreds were executed and the Crown confiscated land and property. Of the leaders, Northumberland was executed and Westmorland died in poverty after escaping abroad. It’s a story of men and women of strong beliefs, living at a time of great religious and social change, paying the price for their love of the ‘old traditions’.
The anniversary of the Rising will be marked by three special events:
The Reluctant Rebels
Saturday 5 October, 7 for 7.30 pm
Tickets: £6.00 includes a welcoming drink (advance booking required)
A talk by Dr Diana Newton of Teesside University will explore events leading up to and following the rebellion, and the part played by Brancepeth.
An evening of Elizabethan music
Saturday 19 October, 7 for 7.30 pm
Tickets: £12.50 includes wine, canapes and exhibition (advance booking required)
An evening of period music, song and poetry with Jeni Melia, the Lachrimae Consort and lutist, Wilfred Foxe and others
Wednesday 13 November 2019, assemble at 7 pm prompt
Tickets: £12.50 including food, drink and exhibition (advance booking required)
Recall the night of the 1569 uprising with church bells, cannon fire, weaponry and the call to arms. Sign up to the cause and receive your first week’s wage and rations and relax in the Elizabethan atmosphere.
For ticket and further information call the Secretary, Brancepeth Archives, on 0191 3780974
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£12.50 per ticket type|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- Booking essential
- In countryside
- Indoor Event
- Marketed Towards Families
- Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
- Marketed Towards Students / Youth
|The Muster (13 Nov 2019)|