As well as being the 1300th anniversary year of St John of Beverley, 2021 also marks 600 years since medieval England’s most well-known king, Henry V, visited the town in 1421.
Henry had won the Battle of Agincourt on the Feast of the Translation of St John (25th October) and attributed his victory to the saint.
We spotlight this kingly connection in two events at the festival:
- A screening of Laurence Olivier’s 1944 classic adaptation of Shakespeare’s epic play, Henry V.
- A talk ‘From Agincourt to Beverley and back‘, given by the historian Professor Anne Curry.