Battle of Barnet at 550

2021 sees the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Barnet (14th April 1471), a decisive encounter in the Wars of Roses in which the Yorkist army of Edward IV defeated the Lancastrian forces led by Warwick ‘the Kingmaker’. Barnet Medieval Festival will mark the 550th anniversary with a special two-day programme of events, featuring re-enactments of the Battle of Barnet and the Battle of Tewkesbury, which was also fought in spring 1471.

We are delighted to be able to mark the 550th anniversary with a special programme of activities at Barnet Medieval Festival, which will take place at Barnet Elizabethans RFC on the weekend of 11th and 12th September 2021.

The Festival provides the whole community with a great day out and offers many opportunities for the public to learn about medieval life and the history of the battle itself.