Siege of 1266

THE GREAT SIEGE OF KENILWORTH – Time Line

A timeline of the events of the great Siege of Kenilworth from its origins in August 1265 to its aftermath in December 1266: August 1265 – survivors of the battle of Evesham make their way back to Kenilworth Castle where Eleanor, Countess of Leicester, is waiting with her younger children.  The castle has been kept… Read More THE GREAT SIEGE OF KENILWORTH – Time Line

Siege of 1266

The Second Barons’ War & the Siege of Kenilworth – the short and long term effects both locally and nationally

Extract from KHAS original Siege booklet published 1966:  “The effects of this long siege on the lives of the local people in Warwickshire were severe.  Even before it started, the defenders were looting and destroying property and taking what they required to stock the castle.  Then the King’s army lived off the land for many… Read More The Second Barons’ War & the Siege of Kenilworth – the short and long term effects both locally and nationally

Siege of 1266

The Great Siege of Kenilworth 1266

Jan Cooper discusses the events of the Great Siege of Kenilworth 1266, following on from her earlier article on the life and death of Simon de Montfort at the Battle of Evesham: Those of Earl Simon’s supporters who had escaped the carnage of Evesham made their way back to Kenilworth Castle where we believe Eleanor, Countess of… Read More The Great Siege of Kenilworth 1266

From the Archives

From the Archives: The Brays

We know a great deal of the phases of development of Kenilworth Castle itself, but what of its enigmatic counterpart known as The Brays? Was it a hastily constructed rampart thrown together as a result of the Siege of 1266? Was it constructed earlier during the reign of King John? Or does it in fact… Read More From the Archives: The Brays

Events, Siege of 1266

Forthcoming Events for 2016

Details of KHAS events for 2016 On 31st July 2016 KHAS members will be hosting a free guided walk of  Kenilworth Abbey ruins in support of the CBA’s Festival of Archaeology 2016. Take a walk back in time to when Kenilworth’s St. Mary’s Priory, later Abbey, was one of the wealthiest and most prestigious Augustinian… Read More Forthcoming Events for 2016