Well, I have had a very busy week since the last Handmade Monday! I spent a long weekend in beautiful Suffolk visiting my friend and his partner who have bought a lovely little cottage in the countryside. I am a total convert....I absolutely loved it. What a beautiful part of England and such a well kept secret. I now feel totally refreshed after a weekend of relaxation and peace and quiet. My home......under the flight path to Manchester Airport and near the West Coast Mainline seems REALLY noisy now in comparison.
On the way home we called in at Peterborough Cathedral to break up the journey and I visited the final resting place of Katharine of Aragon. I have long been interested in Medieval and Tudor history and have had more time lately to read more about it. I think Henry VIII and his wives are really interesting and I would love to visit more parts of the country associated with them and their story. I was surprised to find that Mary, Queen of Scots had been buried here for a while too. Her body was moved to Westminster Abbey on the orders of her son, James I when he became King. She had lain in Peterborough Cathedral since her execution at nearby Fotheringhay Castle.
|Former grave of Mary, Queen of Scots|
|Me at Ludlow Castle!|