Photos offer a look at 900 years of history at Sandal Castle - from bloody battles and reenactments to family picnics and archaeological digs
Photos offer a look at 900 years of history at Sandal Castle - from bloody battles and reenactments to family picnics and archaeological digs

Photos offer a look at 900 years of history at Sandal Castle - from bloody battles and reenactments to family picnics and archaeological digs

Last week marked the 560th anniversary of the Battle of Wakefield, a bloody fight at Sandal Castle which led to the deaths of more than 3,000 men, including would-be King Richard, Duke of York and his son Edmund

By Holly Gittins
Thursday, 7th January 2021, 3:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th January 2021, 3:18 pm

Though this event is marked each year with a march through the city, it struck a particular chord this time, and an article in your Express exploring the significance of the fight has since been read tens of thousands of times online. This week, we’re taking a look back at the castle’s more recent history, which has featured archaeological digs, reenactments and reconstructions but, thankfully, fewer battles.

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