What We Do

The House of Bayard are a friendly and family orientated household who portray French troops during the Wars of the Roses. Supporters of Lancaster, these troops were on loan from the King of France to either Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI, or to Henry Tudor who later became King Henry VII and the first Tudor King.

We mostly portray garrison soldiers of the late 15th Century, and as such have a variety of roles within the group; men at arms, billmen, archers and arbalests. More recently we have been developing a ‘new’ gun block, using pavises. We have a muzzle loading cannon and new for 2019 –  we have 2 bomberdellas! We also have a high standard living history camp, with a bread oven, and demonstrate a variety of crafts of the period.

Herstmonceux Medieval Festival Winners of 5 Tents and Over 2016 and 2017

Living History Competition Winners at Loxwood Joust 2018

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