It was held at Kelmarsh Hall, in Northamptonshire, UK.
You will find more information about Kelmarsh Hall, you will find it here.
There was over 2,000 years of history brought to life by re-enactors' groups from all over the UK and they were all so authentic in dress and period to the times, that the Manchester World War One group wouldn't let me join because I was a female! Mainly because of the 100 year anniversary, I have a desire to learn what it was really like to be a soldier during the First World War, and because women weren't allowed on the front line, so too, with this group, women are not allowed to join the group.
As a volunteer, one of my tasks was to help in the family tent, helping children make items used in the past; parts of clothing and boots, and red poppies, to name a few. We used paper, scissors, glue, ribbons and craft items, plus the children had an opportunity to learn about how the real items were made, and how they were used. The tent was very busy most of the day with children and parents wanting to make the paper wearable items. I was put on the bow tie for men and then on the red poppy table; even the adults enjoyed making them.
I did get an opportunity to see live re-enactments from, The Romans, The War of the Roses, English Civil War to the Storming of the Fort, (an assault by the Redcoats from the war of 1812) to D-Day action in Normandy complete with explosives, gun fire and a spitfire flying overhead. The German army fought gallantly, but they were surrounded by the English and American troops and were soon taken prisoner.
One of the best parts of being a volunteer, was I got to meet many people all involved with history - this included, talking to people from the re-enactment societies, the staff from English Heritage, and the organisers of the Archaeology team that conducted the search for Richard III; I didn't get time to attend their lecture, but would have really liked to attend. Maybe next year?
If you are into historical photography its the best annual show. Many of the re-enactors were very keen to answer questions and to portray their character for photographs. I saw a few re-enactors charging towards photographers as if in a battle, so the photos would look quite real.
If you are interested in History like I am, I would thoroughly recommend attending the weekend live show, usually held every July. One day is not enough to take in the whole show, and there is fun and learning for the whole family. I heard one young dad telling his sons' the whole history of the battle, so they would know what was happening from both sides - a very balanced view of history.
I very much look forward to next July, but in the mean time, I must master my movie camera before next event!
If you want more information about the English Heritage Society, you will find it here.
The image of the spitfire is curtsey of English Heritage.