The Marshal's Music - Trouvere

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Marks Tey, Saint Andrew's

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Marks Tey

CO6 1LW

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William Marshal was one of the great figures of medieval England - a sporting star, a warrior and a ruler. He also loved music...

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2019 is the 800th anniversary of the death of William Marshal, often referred to as England’s greatest knight. William Marshal lived through some of the most turbulent events of a turbulent age and, thanks to the rare fortune of having his biography written soon after his death, we know a fair amount about him. Born the younger son of a minor noble he was held as a hostage by King Stephen in the Anarchy and began his career as a landless knight. Nevertheless, he made his own fortune, transforming himself into a sporting superstar and the friend of kings, who ended up finally ruling as Regent of England under the young Henry III. A tournament champion and a crusader who made his name and his fortune through martial prowess and astute marriage, William is also known to have enjoyed music, both as a performer and as a listener - it was after all very much part of the courtly life. Our programme presents the music that the Marshal might have known - music of the troubadours and the trouveres and music of the church - as accompaniment to the epic life story of the Marshal.

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Marks Tey, Saint Andrew's

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Marks Tey

CO6 1LW

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