Visit: Peterborough Cathedral and Fotheringhay Church
- Peterborough |
Before the foundation in 1541 of Peterborough diocese the magnificent Norman cathedral had been the abbey church of one of the largest Benedictine monasteries in Europe. The west front is one of the greatest in the country and the rare, early 13th century, painted nave ceiling is one of the most important pieces of medieval art to be found. Katherine of Aragon is buried in the cathedral. There will be a guided tour and joined by David Painter, Archdeacon of Oakham.
In the afternoon, local historian Juliet Wilson, will give a brief talk on the 15th century Fotheringhay church, with its fascinating history and royal connections. Fotheringhay Castle, famous for being Mary Queen of Scots' last place of imprisonment, is now no more than a mound.