the battle of narva

Start date: 19.11.2016 13:00

 

On Saturday 19th of November, Narva Museum welcomes visitors to witness the re-enactment of one of the most important battles of the Great Northern War (1700-1721). Re-enactment takes place on the grounds of Narva Castle.

History festival „History revives in Narva“ is dedicated to the Battle of Narva, during which the wayworn 11000 man strong army of young Swedish King Charles XII attacked and crushed approximately 4 times larger Russian forces besieging Narva on 18th of November 1700.

The main event of the festival will be the re-enactment of the battle, which takes place at 16.00 on the grounds of historic castle of Narva. Re-enactors from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Finland and Sweden will demonstrate uniforms, weapons and infantry tactics of the period during a battle between Swedish and Russian forces.

PROGRAMM:

13.00 Reconstruction of a battle at the bastion Gloria

14.00-15.00 March along the promenade and guard of honour at the monument of Swedish Lion

14.00 Artillery engagement /duel in the Western yard of the castle

16.00 Reconstruction of a battle in the western yard of the castle

Organizers: SA Narva Muuseum, MTÜ Preobraženski Polk

Sponsors: Municipality of Narva, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Ukrainian Cultural Centre.