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This site is the home of Medieval Re-enactment Group, Ladies of the Bower and Lords of the Tower a family group hailing from Beckenham, Kent! We seek to represent (as accurately as possible) the lifestyle the nobility of England would have enjoyed in the late 1400s.
sTEP BACK IN TIME...
It is the year of our Lord, 1471. King Edward has reconciled with his brother George Duke of Clarence, taken Henry VI prisoner and imprisoned Queen Margaret of Anjou after the battle of Tewkesbury in May of this year.
Although it has only been a few months since the bloody battle these are times of peace and harmony throughout England.
As you pass the vibrant colours of our encampment and catch the scent of woodsmoke on the air you will notice the banners flying high to be those of King Edward's Lady Mother, Duchess Cicely Neville and her son Richard, Duke of Gloucester. They are journeying back to London after a period of hiding. Her daughters Ladies Anne and Margaret Plantagenet as well as some household staff accompany her. They are currently under the protection of Sir Thomas St Ledger, Anne's betrothed.