I arrived in Lewes to find the whole town or almost the whole town in period costumes. Up in the castle ground all the actors gathered to reenact the battle of Lewes which happened on May 14, 1264. So every year on May 14 except this year it was on May 16 which was a Saturday. It was a battle between King Henry III and Simon de Monfort. I didn't stay to watch as the shuttle from Lewes to Charleston farmhouse was about to leave.