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Welcome to the 1502 progress!
For this journey, we are principally following in the footsteps of Elizabeth of York during the 1502 summer progress. It would be Elizabeth’s last summer on Earth. She would die shortly after giving birth to a baby girl the following February.
The progress comes on the back of several deeply personal losses for Elizabeth and Henry VII, including the death of Prince Arthur just three months earlier.
Thus, we see an unusual progress and one the looks rather more like a trip down memory lane than the usual state affair, as the King and queen grapple with their grief.
IN this progress we will be heading from Woodstock in Oxfordshire to Raglan Castle and back again. ready to join me on progress?
Name and Title: Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester
Born: 24 June 1532
Died: 4 September 1548.
Buried: The Beauchamp Chapel, St Mary’s Church, Warwick.
Read more and see images and a video of the tomb here…
Suffolk is one of my favourote counties for exploring Tudor buildings and their stories and yet, curiously, I often find it overlooked by overseas travellers. I consider it one of my missions to put Tudor Suffolk well and truly on any tudor time traveller’s map . From one of the most stunning collections of Tudor tombs outside Westminster Abbey to the world’s largest and most authentic Tudor reenactment festival, Suffolk is a glorious place to explore. So, let me show you an action-packed itinerary for a three-day stay in the area. Let’s go!
Having stayed at Flaxley Abbey overnight, the following day, on the 14 August, the royal cavalcade was on the move again. Troy House was around 15 miles southwest of Flaxley, just a few miles over the Welsh border. The medieval manor house belonged to the powerful Herbert family. It sat in a wide, shallow valley, close to the small village of Mitchel Troy and overlooking the town of Monmouth, which lay just one mile to the north. Here, a twelfth-century castle, in which Henry V had been born in 1386, dominated a strategically important convergence of two rivers: the River Monnow and the River Wye…