To officially mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Queen Katherine Parr, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Sudeley Castle on Thursday 17th May.
The Duchess recently became Patron of the Queen Katherine Parr Quincentenary Festival, which is a six-month celebration of the life of Katherine.
Katherine Parr who was Henry VIII last wife, spent her final days at Sudeley Castle. She left an extraordinary legacy and is the only English Queen to be buried in a private residence.
Katherine Parr was the only woman in the 16th century to become a published author and married Sir Thomas Seymour, Lord Sudeley, just months after the death of Henry. In 1548 she came to the castle but unfortunately died just a year later after giving birth to her only daughter.
Her Royal Highness will be shown the rare treasures which once belonged Katherine including her love letters to Thomas Seymour as well as a rare book written by the Queen herself.
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Pinnock Lodge - Nr. Winchcombe (sleeps 5)
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