Bolton Castle is situated in the Yorkshire Dales 54 miles to the north west of York. Permission for the castle to be built was given by Richard II, and it was complete by 1399. (I wrote more about it’s history here) Quadrangular in design, it was built with defense in mind, and the living quarters… Read More Stories of Bolton Castle Part 2: Mary, Queen of Scots.
Mary, Queen of Scots, portrait at Hatfield House Early Life Mary, Queen of Scots was born at Linlithgow Palace, Scotland on the 8th of December, 1542 and was the only legitimate child of King James V of Scotland, and his wife Mary of Guise. She was the great niece of Henry VIII, and a cousin… Read More A Brief Biography of Mary, Queen of Scots
The West Front of Peterborough Cathedral The Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew, Peterborough Cathedral is a glorious mostly Norman cathedral based in the heart of Peterborough, East Anglia. There has been worship on this site for ca. 1360 years and it has seen the burial of two Queen’s of England, Katharine… Read More Tudor Connections at Peterborough Cathedral – Katharine of Aragon