March 6, 2021 Sudeley Castle: The Remarkable Life and Shocking Death of Katherine Parr

In this episode, Sarah chats to Derek Maddox, Archivist at Sudeley Castle, as they explore the castle and its association with the final months of Katherine Parr's life. Katherine, the sixth wife of Henry VIII, remains the only English queen to be buried on private land. She now lies at peace within the heart of the chapel at Sudeley. We also look at some of her personal belongings, which are housed in the castle's museum, including locks of her hair, a tooth, letters and a prayer book. Tune in to find out more about this remarkable woman during her life and at her burial, as well as the shocking story of what happened to her body after death.  

 

This podcast was recorded in Summer 2020. Sudeley Castle is currently closed but is due to reopen in Spring 2021. To keep updated please see the website here

 

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Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Music by Jon Sayles