The Tudor Travel Show
Borthwick Castle & The Daredevil Escape of Mary, Queen of Scots

Borthwick Castle & The Daredevil Escape of Mary, Queen of Scots

February 24, 2019

In this episode, The Tudor Travel Guide speaks with Kieran Rose, Front of House Manager at Borthwick Castle in Scotland, the scene of a daring escape by Mary Queen of Scots in 1567, as she fled from those who had turned against her, and her unpopular husband, the Earl of Bothwell. Hear all about the castle, its fascinating history and how you can visit this popular wedding and event destination today. If you want to read more about this location, you can check out The Tudor Travel Guide blog entitled, Borthwick Castle & Mary Queen of Scot's Daredevil Escape. 


We also speak to Rebecca Larson from Tudors Dynasty about her love for Sudeley Castle and its close association with Katherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII and her fourth husband, Thomas Seymour.  Follow the link if you wish to read more about Sudeley Castle and the Remarkable Life, and Shocking Death, of Katherine Parr. 


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Hampton Court Palace Revealed with Jonathan Foyle & Tracy Borman

Hampton Court Palace Revealed with Jonathan Foyle & Tracy Borman

February 1, 2019

In today's programme, Sarah revisits her chat with renowned architectural historian, and ex-curator of Hampton Court Palace, Jonathan Foyle. In part two of this discussion, Jonathan takes us time travelling and recreates the Hampton Court Palace Wolsey would have known.

In addition, in a bumper packed programme, we talk to another wonderful curator, Tracy Borman. Tracy is the current curator of Hampton Court, and she brings us bang up to date with some exciting news about a project underway at the palace to open up some of Henry VIII's lost privy apartments. 

Finally, we hear from Natalie Grueninger  from On the Tudor Trail about her favourite Tudor place to visit - Ludlow Castle, in Shropshire.


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