Battle of Lewes Commemoration events, 10th, 11th, 14th May 2017

Join the Mayor, Councillor Dr Graham Mayhew on the three events being held to commemorate the Battle of Lewes:

Wednesday 10 May, 2pm
Talk by Graham Mayhew: The Battle of Lewes.
Venue: Lewes Town Hall, Council Chamber
Entry: Tickets (free) must be obtained in advance from the Town Hall

Thursday 11 May, 2pm
Battle of Lewes walk, starting from Prison bus stop (south side)
Tickets (£5) must be obtained in advance from Lewes Town Hall – maximum number 30

Proceeds from events to Mayor’s charities

Sunday 14 May, 10am
Commemorative Service, At Anne’s Church

Battle Lewes commemoration flyer 2017 Mayhew image

On 14 May 1264 when the armies of Henry III and Simon de Montfort clashed on the downs above the walled town of Lewes, an estimated 2,700 died in what was one of the bloodiest battles ever to take place in medieval England. A few months later in January 1265 a parliament met in Westminster Hall at which, for the first time, the nobles were joined by representatives of the commons: two knights from every shire and two burgesses from every borough.