Tudor and Stuart Peterborough Tour
Discover the fascinating, dramatic and often gory stories from one of the best known and most turbulent periods in our history – the time of the Tudors and the Stuarts.
Accompany our costumed guide around the streets to discover the often hidden buildings that still survive from this period, and learn more about the families that lived in them 350 years ago. Hear the stories of the Queens buried in the Cathedral: Katherine of Aragon, first of Henry VIII’s six wives, and Mary Queen of Scots, beheaded at nearby Fotheringhay Castle in 1587.
Discover what happened when Henry VIII closed the abbey down – and how the last Abbot became the first Bishop of Peterborough. Find out about what happened when the Civil War came to Peterborough in the shape of Oliver Cromwell, then grimace at the ghastly story of the plague in Peterborough, which killed a third of the town’s people.