Home of the Yorks and the Death of a Queen – Fotheringhay Castle: Guest Post by Laura Adkins 

Thank you to Danielle for allowing me to feature on her blog once more, this time on Fotheringhay Castle. It has links to the house of York and was the location for the execution of mary Queen of Scots.

Voyager of History

For a short series related to Mary Queen of Scots, I’m pleased to welcome Laura Adkins, creator of theFor The Love of History Blog. I have been able to do a few guests posts for myself. She has worked at many historical sites and mainly posts about sites found in Essex, her home county. Do check her blog out if you can, I promise you it’s a very enjoyable read.

This post also follows on from a previous post on the Babington Plot, for which Mary was convicted of treason for exchanging letters. That can be found here.

Standing on top of the mound which was once part of the castle of Fotheringhay one feels at peace. The surrounding views of the countryside and the River Nene are picturesque and calming. Unfortunately like many castles, Fotheringhay lost its purpose and was eventually dismantled with its stonework being…

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