The Lake District Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in The Lake District? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in The Lake District with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in The Lake District and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for The Lake District, featuring the best of things to do in The Lake District – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. The Lake District fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Rebel Countess: Eleanor de Montfort and the Second Barons’ War, 1264-5

29th June 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


In her own time, Eleanor de Montfort (d. 1275) was one of the most important women in England.

As the sister of King Henry III, the aunt of the Lord Edward (the future King Edward I) and wife of the baronial leader Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, Eleanor’s familial relations straddled the conflict between Henry III and his barons which was known as the Second Barons War.

Drawing on the contents of Eleanor’s household roll for 1265 (British Library, Additional MS 8877), Prof. Wilkinson assesses Eleanor’s role in these remarkable events, the pressures which were placed upon her domestic establishment during this pivotal period in English history, and the fates of those who supported her as the events of 1265 played out.

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29th June 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The National Archives
Bessant Drive, Kew,
Richmond, TW9 4DU Richmond
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