Historic football match re-enacted

English Heritage has been reviving the spirit of one of the World's first ever football matches - played 4 centuries ago at Carlisle Castle.

Historic football match re-enacted

Football match recreated Credit: ITV Border

English Heritage has been reviving the spirit of one of the World's first ever football matches - played 4 centuries ago at Carlisle Castle.

'Mary Queen of Scots' watching the game Credit: ITV Border

The game was a bit different in Elizabethan times. It lasted two hours and everyone played in ordinary clothes. What's more, this one was watched by Mary Queen of Scots who was being held prisoner in Carlisle at the time.

Footballs bow to the 'Queen' Credit: ITV Border

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