Sudeley Castle is steeped in over 1000 years of rich English history. Originally, built as a royal garrison to defend the Normans from potential uprisings, Sudeley is much more tranquil today.
In 1535, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visited the castle and following King Henry VIII’s death, his son, King Edward VI, granted Sudeley to his uncle, Thomas Seymour.
Thomas Seymour married Katherine Parr and the couple moved into into Sudeley Castle accompanied by their ward, Lady Jane Grey.
Tragically, only seven days after the birth of Katherine and Thomas’s daughter, Mary, Katherine died and is now buried in the chapel of St Mary at Sudeley.
This year Sudeley is hosting some wonderful historical, literary and musical events as part of the Katherine Parr Quincentenary Festival. Click here for a full list of events.
Find out more about this historic site in the following video.