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The Lygon Arms in Broadway is a beautiful Tudor building, believed to be used by King Charles I during the Civil War. Today it offers a range of luxury accommodation.
Read about Pitchford Hall, ,one of the finest Elizabethan half-timbered houses in the country, available as a holiday let.
Raglan Castle: Arrival and Family Ties
When Elizabeth and Henry left Troy after five days of hospitality, they had only a short seven-mile journey in a south-westerley direction to reach their next destination, Raglan Castle (or ‘Ragland’ as it was known until at least the early nineteenth century).
An 1801 account of the road from Monmouth to Raglan describes the scenery the royal couple would have encountered as they began their journey, ‘On leaving Monmouth the road leads for near two miles thro’ a pleasant enclosed valley, skirted by gentle swellings, clothed or cultivated to their summits but gaining the higher ground at Wonastow. The view unfolds itself in a beautiful and extensive manner, over a rich and fertile country…’
The royal party arrived at Raglan Castle on or around 19 August. Their stay there was the apex and, in many ways, the centrepiece of the visit with its incumbent lord, the King’s loyal and erstwhile brother-in-arms, Sir Walter Herbert, playing host…
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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…