JEWEL IN THE CROWN

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Arun­del Cas­tle is this year cel­e­brat­ing the 950th an­niver­sary of its ini­tial con­struc­tion. Vis­i­tors to the Cas­tle this July can en­joy its most hotly an­tic­i­pated event – the week-long Joust­ing and Me­dieval Tour­na­ment (25-30 July). With knights charg­ing in from around the world, ri­val­ries are ex­pected to be fiercer than ever. Six time reign­ing cham­pi­ons, the King­dom of Eng­land, will be ea­ger to snatch back vic­tory from the grasps of the King­dom of Nor­way which put in a spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mance last year to be named cham­pion on its de­but. Hot on its heels will be 2016's run­ner up, The King­dom of Poland, as well as the King­dom of France which, af­ter nine years of com­pet­ing, is yet to tri­umph at the com­pe­ti­tion, which is the long­est tour­na­ment of its kind in the world. With knights mounted on beau­ti­ful steeds and dressed in gleam­ing, full plate ar­mour, this is a spec­ta­cle not to be missed! Me­dieval Tour­na­ment is on 25-30 July at Arun­del Cas­tle, Arun­del, West Sus­sex, BN18 9AB

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