This weekend (8th/9th August) Buckingham’s Retinue will be performing a murder mystery at Castle Bolton.
A summary of the plot and the name of the murderer will be posted here shortly after the event. In the mean time to wet your appetite, here is the event background:
The year is 1484 and the grasp of King Richard III on the throne of England has been weekend by the loss of his son and heir that April. He is worried about the threat from rebels at home and exiled rebels abroad. Since May Richard has sent his commissioners out throughout the land to array his chief supporters to be ready for war. There are many strangers in Bolton in these troubled times, who is for the king, who is against?
A mysterious foreigner has recently visited Bolton castle and has been found dead on the very day the Royal Commissioner was to arrive. How did the man die? What was his business in the castle? Is it linked to a plot against the king or just some drunken squabble?