The Castle Minstrel and Leather Worker


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Hear the stories of Sir Paulet from his Minstrel, learn about the herbal cures which still grow in the Castle garden and meet the retired Castle archer who now maintains and repairs the armour of the Castle Garrison.


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Mont Orgueil Castle


Minstrel

Wednesdays at Mont Orgueil Castle

10am to 4pm

Join Cally Noel the Castle Minstrel who’ll tell you about Sir Amias Paulet who has been summoned from Mont Orgueil Castle to England by Queen Elizabeth I to deal with some very difficult tasks indeed!  You can also hear about the Medieval herbal curers which were so important to the people of the Middle Ages, especially when plague and leprosy came to Jersey.   Many of these plants still grow in the Castle garden today.

 

Leather Worker

Mondays at Mont Orgueil Castle

10am to 4pm

Meet the retired Castle archer who now maintains and repairs the around of the Castle Garrison.  He has an extensive knowledge of weaponry and armour that would have been used in the Medieval period, in particular during the 100 years war, 1337 – 1453.  A proficient leather-worker, able to demonstrate the types of leather, skins and fur used by different classes of Medieval society.