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Written by JulieW
(8/26/2004 5:35 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Fotheringhay, penned by Deborah d'Bajor
The castle is now just a mound of stone, accessible through a farm yard. It was demolished during the Civil War, I believe.
There is a nice touch, in that the plaque commemorating Mary Queen of Scots is surrounded by an ironwork fence, and thistles and other Scottish symbols are incoproated into the iron work.
Do you have any pictures, Myretta, from our visit in May?
If anyone visits this part of Northamptonshire, the landscape is dominated by the parish church, see above, and this is now the only part of a much larger and royal complex that was extant at the time of the Wars of the Roses.
The Richard III Society has been very active in helping the church to restore its memorials. There are, Deborah is right, many Yorks. mentions in the church : indeed there are memorials to both Cecily, the Rose of Raby>, who was married to Richard Duke of York and was the mother of Edward IV and Richard III, and also to Richard of York himself.
I thoroughly recommend this tiny village as a destination on anyone’s tour: and I am sure Pemberleans will be delighted to know that the village not only has these two historical sites to recommend it but the award winning Falcon Inn( with its spectacular restaurant and log fires!)
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