THE BATTLE OF CARHAM – 1018
Sat 7 – Sun 8 July 2018 – Battle of Carham, Carham, Northumberland
A major reenactment marking the thousandth anniversary of the Battle of Carham.
The battle between Uhtred, son of Waldef, earl of the Northumbrians and the combined forces of Máel Coluim (II) mac Cináeda (Malcolm son of Cyneth, king of Scots) and Owain the Bald (King of Strathclyde) is considered by many to be the reason why the Scottish border is where it presently is.
The reenactment will take place on the Holme, a large field next to Carham Church, and quite possibly the site of the original battle (the exact location of which is not known).
Both days will feature living history displays throughout and combat displays at intervals leading up to a major battle each afternoon.
More information to follow.
A 2nd – ONE DAY CONFERENCE and DISCUSSION
was held on Saturday 18th April 2015 at
CORNHILL – on – TWEED VILLAGE HALL
David Welsh – Defining the Border near Carham
David Cain – The Topography and Geology of the area
David Constantine – Weaponry and Warefare of the times
Other topics discussed:
The Carham Project so far
How best to take the Project forward (including archaeology and re-enactment).