Forgotten Funeral: Mary, Queen of Scots and Peterborough

Thursday 14 July 2022 19:30 - 20:30

We commemorate annually the burial of Katharine of Aragon in Peterborough, but often forget that she was not the only Queen buried here in the Tudor period.

Stuart will explore the circumstances of Mary’s execution at Fotheringhay Castle in February 1587 and why she was buried five months later at the Cathedral, only to be exhumed after 25 years and moved to London. His illustrated talk will examine Mary’s remarkable story and the political pressures at play during the reign of her cousin, Elizabeth I. He says:

“Mary Queen of Scots is one of the most iconic figures in British history, yet she is often shrouded by the way she’s been depicted and romanticised in our popular culture. This talk will hopefully provide an overview to her story and its local connections.”

Stuart Orme is Curator of the Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon.


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The picture of Mary Queen of Scots at her former burial place

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