Our annual celebration of the Tudor Queen who lived, died and is entombed here at Sudeley.
Throughout the day, Katherine Parr will meet and greet visitors with the members of her court whilst our Guides will talk to you about the fascinating exhibits we have and tell you of her time here at the castle.
We are pleased to also have ‘Waytes & Measures’ performing music of the time and a guest speaker, Mike Bottomley, who will give the following presentation in St.Mary’s Church, Katherine’s final resting place, at 11am and 2pm.
KATHERINE PARR GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S QUEEN
The Life, Love and Times of the Last Wife of Henry VIII.
An integrated live presentation of the extraordinary life of Katherine Parr the sixth wife of Henry VIII.
Using music, readings and video to recreate the atmosphere and intrigues of the Tudor Court we tell the largely unknown story of this incredible Queen and her journey from obscurity to the heart of English history and on to her final resting place at Sudeley Castle.
The first ever woman to write and publish a book in English and the only one of Henry’s Queens to survive the accusation of treason with her head intact, we find out how, amongst all the power games and plots, Katherine Parr eventually took control of her own romantic destiny and of the tragic consequences of that decision.
Stepmother to two Queens, “Bloody Mary” and Elizabeth I, Queen, Queen Regent, Wife and Lover, Katherine’s life story resonates through the ages and is a must for all who are fascinated by our country’s dramatic history.