[MR] BBC: Richard III's Family Church Repaired
Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 2 03:15:22 PST 2020
The medieval Church of St. Mary and All Saints in Fotheringhay,
Northamptonshire, England, has just finished a £1.5 million roof repair job
(lead roofs are expensive!). The Grade I building was where King Richard
III's family worshipped, and where his parents and other relatives are
buried: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-51299155 .
More about the largely 14th century church can be found at
Richard, as you may remember, was rather unceremoniously buried at
Greyfriars Church in Leicester (later a carpark, and under a space
coincidently marked with an "R", possibly indicating restricted parking).
After study, his remains were translated to Leicester Cathedral, and his
rather bland modernistic tomb is now a major tourist attraction.
Richard himself was born in 1452 at Fotheringhay Castle, which was also
where Mary Queen of Scots was topped in 1587. Nothing remains of the castle
except the motte: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fotheringhay_Castle .
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