Tag Archives: Mary I

Mary I arrives at Framlingham Castle

On the evening of July 12th 1553, Mary I arrived at her castle at Framlingham.

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Sir Henry Bedingfeld from Oxburgh Hall provides armed escort for Mary I

Sir Henry Bedingfeld provided an armed escort for Mary I as she made her way to Framlingham Castle during her fight for the throne in July 1553. The Bedingfeld family had other connections to the Tudors and you can read … Continue reading

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Chichester – Mary I coin and Tudor Market Cross

Last weekend I visited Chichester. The Market Cross dates from 1501. The Novium Museum has several Tudor coins, including a rare one of Mary I from before her marriage.

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Books 2019 – on sale today – The King’s Pearl: Henry VIII and His Daughter Mary (paperback) by Melita Thomas

‘Mary Tudor has always been known as ‘Bloody Mary’, the name given to her by later Protestant chroniclers who vilified her for attempting to re-impose Roman Catholicism in England. Although a more nuanced picture of the first queen regnant has … Continue reading

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Winchester Cathedral and Wolvesey Castle (Old Bishop’s Palace)

Last summer I visited Winchester Cathedral, where Mary I married Philip of Spain and the ruins of Wolvesey Castle, the old Bishop’s Palace (where their first meeting took place and their wedding feast was held). We had better weather than … Continue reading

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