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Prepare to immerse yourself in the story of England at History Live! – an action-packed blockbuster and Europe’s biggest historical event.

History AliveOver 2,000 re-enactors and performers bring two millennia of history to life through stunning combat displays, thrilling battle re-enactments and a host of interactive experiences.

Gladiators, redcoats, and the Roman Imperial Army will be among the returning favourites at the event, which will also feature breathtaking displays of skill and valour from clashing knights on horseback in the Grand Medieval Joust and of bravery from Allied soldiers storming the beaches of Normandy.

New for this year will be a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings, the battle that changed the course of the nation, as well as a demonstration of the impressive artillery used before gunpowder was even invented.

Away from the arena and parade ground, visitors can also step into living history encampments, discover fun activities and enjoy expert talks. With plenty to keep the whole family entertained, this is a weekend you will not want to miss.

 

Image courtesy of Point and Shoot Medieval Photography.

  • Date: Sat 20 & Sun 21 July 2013
  • Property:
    Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire
  • Time: 9.30am-6.00pm
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  • Suitable for: Everyone

Purchase your tickets today by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0870 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm) or online below. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/history-live-kelmarsh-20-jul/

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Google, today, commemorates Mary Leakey’s 100th birthday anniversary with an attractive doodle. Leakey, a renowned British archaeologist and anthropologist, was born on February 6, 1913 in London, England and is well known for her significant discoveries and exploring the fossils of the ancient hominines. She collaborated with her husband Louis Leakey through a large part of her career and her three sons also entered the same field. She died on December 9, 1996 at the age of 83.

mary_leakeys_100th_birthday-1026006-hpLeakey’s discoveries included the fossilised Proconsul skull, an extinct ape that is believed to be ancestor to humans. Another discovery was that of the Zinjanthropus skull, an early hominin, at Olduvai Gorge. She is also credited with developing a system to classify stone tools found at Olduvai as well as discovering Laetoli footprints. Over the course of her career, Leakey wrote four books.

Her passion towards unearthing the fossils was somewhat influenced by John Frere, an antiquarian, and Sheppard Frere, an archaeologist. Moreover, she had a chance to accompany Elie Peyrony during an excavation at Les Eyzies, where she came across collection scrapers and other tools from the dump. It is believed that at this phase her interest in prehistory gradually sparked.

Google’s doodle to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Mary Leakey with an image of a female archaeologist working at an excavation site marked with footprints. She is surrounded by archaeological tools like brush, leaf-and-square and trowel, while two dogs play around the site.

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