Juanita contributes to the Battle of Lewes Tapestry

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May 2014 was the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Lewes (Sussex) in which the reforming Baron Simon de Montfort defeated King Henry III. In order to commemorate the battle the Heritage Lottery funded the Battle of Lewes Project to research, explore and raise awareness of the battle.

One part of the project was to make a unique record of the Battle – the Battle of Lewes Tapestry. Juanita was one of 60 volunteers who worked on the tapestry that took two years to complete.

Juanita had the honour of embroidering Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, one of the focal points for the tapestry. Juanita also worked on William Bardolf and Hugh de Montfort along with other elements such as the ginger cat, the fire and a red shield.

Juanita enjoyed working on the tapestry which has been on display at Lewes Castle.








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