Athelstan 1100


20 - 28 July 2024

2024 marks the 1,100th anniversary of the ascension of Athelstan, King of Mercia, who is considered by many historians as the first King of England. Athelstan was also the nephew and ward of Our Lady of the Mercians, Aethelflaed. Tamworth, during the Anglo-Saxon times, was the capital of the Kingdom of Mercia, and one of the most powerful kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England. 

Join us for a week-long festival delivered by Tamworth Castle and St Editha’s Church. The week will include Anglo-Saxon living history, community archaeology, talks and lectures, demonstrations, community art and live music.

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Tamworth Castle & St Editha's Church