They came, they saw, they conquered!
The Normans set their sights on Lancaster Castle over the Easter weekend for an invasion of historical delights.
The Historia Normannis reenactment group had an attendance of just under 3,000, with people travelling from all over the region and beyond.
They witnessed the castle grounds come alive to the sound of swords and shields.
Events took place from Good Friday to Easter Monday.
Visitors were spoilt for choice with a mix of arena combat displays, a living history area, humorous historical presentations, demonstrations and talks, and have-a-go activities.
“The Norman Invasion was a great success - particularly the battle re-enactments,” said a spokesman for the Duchy of Lancaster, owners of the castle.
“The range of activities on offer demonstrated once again the rich history of Lancaster and the skills and ingenuity of our Norman ancestors.”
Feedback on social media to the event was positive.
Rose Marie wrote: “Great day out at the castle, all the guys were fab with the kids and gave interesting and age appropriate talks on weapons and lifestyle of the Normans.”
And Ginga Ninga wrote: “Thank you for the cracking day, came down from Glasgow to see this.”
Historia Normannis is a 12th century reenactment group, focusing primarily on the events between the reign of Henry I and King John. They focus on a time when the Normans were cementing their grip across France and England.