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Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay
18th September, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Set alongside the River Nene, Fotheringhay Church has a superb octagonal lantern tower. In addition to being an important place of worship, it has numerous and notable links with history. Guide books available.
From the time of the Normans to the advent of the Stuarts, it was directly linked to the royal families of both Scotland and England. Here a future king of England, Richard III, who would die on Bosworth Field was born; here a queen of Scotland, Mary, Queen of Scots, accused of murdering her husband and plotting the destruction of Queen Elizabeth, was publicly executed. Here a royal duke, killed fighting the French in battle at Agincourt in 1415, was buried; here too a royal duke and his son killed in battle nearer home, at Wakefield in Yorkshire, were re-buried. Here an English King, Edward IV, plotted and failed to replace the king of Scotland with his brother, just as his own brother, The Duke of Clarence, had plotted against him. Meanwhile, the Church in Fotheringhay deformed but defiant stands testament to the destruction wrought by Henry VIII’s Reformation. Between 1100 and 1612 Fotheringhay was a place to be reckoned with, a place that reflected and took part in many of the bloody events which shaped the history of the two nations.
Saturday 18 September: 09:30 – 17:00
Use contact details on St Mary & All Saints website (link below)
Booking Contact: Bill James
Go to: https://thefriendsoffotheringhaychurch.com/contact-us/