Bolton Castle: The Yorkshire Prison of a Scottish Queen


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In February’s episode of the Tudor Travel Show, we travel first to the hauntingly austere Bolton Castle in North Yorkshire, one-time prison of Mary, Queen of Scots. Sarah tours the castle with our guide, Elizabeth Carter, and learns about the castle’s history and its association with Mary. There is also a blog about Bolton Castle and the Vengeful Prisoner of Wensleydale which you can access here.

Continuing our Mary, Queen of Scots theme, in the second half of the podcast, Sarah is in the studio and talking to Lawrence Hendra from the Philip Mould Gallery in London about a rare, contemporary painting of Mary, discovered by Lawrence just a few years ago. There is a blog to accompany this podcast. Click here to read a transcript of the interview.

Finally, The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns with all the latest February news from the sixteenth-century. This time, we time slip back to 8 February as we hear from our roving reporter in the aftermath of Mary, Queen of Scots execution at Fotheringhay Castle.

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Other links related to the material in this podcast:

VIDEO: Bolton Castle and the Vengeful Prisoner of Wensleydale

VIDEO: The Amazing Story of the Anne of Cleves’ Heraldic Panels

VIDEO: Fotheringhay Castle

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Presenter: Sarah Morris

Music by Jon Sayles

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Sound effects of 'Ravens' at Fotheringhay Castle by Tomlija Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Newsreader: Chris Rew and Reporter: Sarah Morris

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