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As part of the Lewes Youth Theatre Prepare For Battle Of Lewes Celebration, LYT plans to build a medieval camp where over 150 young people will experience medieval conditions and politicians, media and political commentators of Britain will get the chance to explain why democracy is good and also why they should vote for them! All of the events that take place in the camp will be filmed live (big brothet style) and streamed to the Democracy Den in the festival space. A mock election will reveal astounding results.

The Battle of Lewes was one of two main battles of the conflict known as the Second Barons’ War. It took place at Lewes in Sussex, on 14 May 1264. It marked the high point of the career of Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, and made him the “uncrowned King of England”. Henry III left the safety of Lewes Castle and St. Pancras Priory to engage the Barons in battle and was initially successful, his son Prince Edward routing part of the Baronial army with a cavalry charge.

However Edward pursued his quarry off the battlefield and left Henry’s men exposed. Henry was forced to launch an infantry attack up Offham Hill where he was defeated by the Barons’ men, defending the hilltop. The royalists fled back to the castle and priory and the King was forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, ceding many of his powers to Montfort. “In layman’s terms . . Parliament was born on 14th May 1264 in Lewes.” See Wikipedia Website Here and for more details of this Lewes Youth Theatre LYT Battle of Lewes event Click Here 16th – 18th May 2014 from 8am

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