Bloody Mary returns:
Sat 28 – Mon 30 May 2016
11am – 5pm Suitable for all ages!
Kings and Queens
Tue 31 May – Friday 03 June 2016
11am – 5pm
Suitable for Children
PRICES for both events:
|English Heritage members||Free|
|Child, 5-15 years||5.00|
Corporate members enjoy free or discounted entry to our site on event days. Please show your corporate membership card on entry to the site.
HOW TO BOOK
To book your tickets in advance call English Heritage Customer Services on 0370 333 1181
HOW TO FIND:
Church Street, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9BP
The Howard family inherited in 1483, and spent lavishly on refurbishing the castle. John Howard, the 1st Howard Duke of Norfolk, was a loyal supporter of Richard III, and was over 60 years old when he commanded the king’s troops at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. He died in the front line.
The castle was the scene of the succession crisis that followed Edward VI’s death in 1553. Through the disgrace of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, it had come into the hands of Mary Tudor, elder daughter of Henry VIII, the previous year.
After the death of her brother, Edward, Mary – who had been named as Edward’s heir in Henry VIII’s will – fled to Framlingham, pursued by the supporters of Lady Jane Grey, who wanted a Protestant on the throne. Mary gathered her troops at Framlingham, and was there when she received news that she had been proclaimed England’s first ruling queen. One of her first acts as queen was to restore the estates and dukedom to the Howards.
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All details taken directly from English Heritage website and from the royal collection.