Henry Duke of Somerset and the Battle of Hexham

Henry Duke of Somerset and the Battle of Hexham – 15th May, see attached Poster_1 for details

15th May, 1464. The Battle of Hexham and capture and execution of Henry, Third Duke of Somerset in Hexham Market Place

What? Who?On the anniversary of the Battle  Hexham Heritage unwrap the life and death of the Duke-leading Lancastrian general of the Wars of the Roses, in a three act event.

Concert of 15th century songs and words in Hexham’s 15th century Moothall, Market Place at 7.15pm by early music ensemble. LYRA  tells the story of this fascinating young man (£8 and £5 for under 25’s)

Somerset meets his nemesis outside Hexham’s Old Gaol Museum; (first purpose built prison in England); free event.8. 30pm

The Final Battle-Hexham Abbey at 8.45pm. Reflections on late medieval ideas on death and resurrection using the wonderful artefacts of the Old Choir and 15th century sacred music  and poetryof England and France. Walk around and soak up the atmosphere in the building where the Duke is said to be buried. (free event, 8.45pm -9.15pm)

Tickets for Moothall concert from Queen’s Hall tel 01434 652477 Box Office  or phone 01434 606293 for more information

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