Historical characters come alive in Arundel

It's The History Man - Norman Knight - Photo Credit Tolga Akmen SUS-150105-121221001
It's The History Man - Norman Knight - Photo Credit Tolga Akmen SUS-150105-121221001

Set to thrill and inspire young minds, ‘It’s The History Man’ will provide accurate interpretations of characters from history at Arundel Castle throughout the 2015 open season.

Visitors can see historical interpreter Paul Ullson in a range of guises and will be able to talk to him about what life was like in years gone by. Visitors young and old will be mesmerized by some of history’s lesser known personalities from as far back from the 12th Century.

To further enthral Castle visitors, this year five new characters have been added to Paul’s already impressive repertoire. These include a Norman Knight portrayed during the signing of the Magna Carta, a Castle Guard protecting the Castle during the 12th & 13th centuries and a Medieval Monk who was the Chaplain to the Earl of Arundel in the 12th Century.

Paul will be sporting expertly crafted costumes, playing close attention to the historical authenticity of his full replica wardrobe. ‘It’s The History Man’ only uses instruments and techniques true to their time. As well as the highly anticipated new characters for the 2015 open season, the Castle will welcome back popular faces such as The Executioner, Medieval Surgeon and The Crusader. The displays of history ensure a thrilling yet informative addition to a day out at Arundel Castle.

Bryan McDonald, Castle Manager comments: “We’re delighted to welcome back Paul Ullson again this season. ‘It’s The History Man’ is a great way for visitors to add to their Castle experience and come away with more knowledge of the past. It’s a pleasure to see history brought to life in its truest form and with an extremely high level of accuracy. Paul has over 20 years experience and interprets history with such enthusiasm. All the Castle staff can’t wait to see what Paul has up his sleeve this year.”

Further information on Arundel Castle and dates of The History Man’s appearances can be found at www.arundelcastle.org

Repor contributed by Midnight Communications. Picture by Tolga Akmen.