Peterborough – Saturday 14th July 2018

Next up on our holiday was Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.  The Waterstones here is in a pedestrianised area close to the Guildhall and the Cathedral, which this year celebrates its 900th anniversary.

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Peterborough 14.07.18 (10)

Katherine of Aragon’s grave is situated in Peterborough Cathedral.   Katherine was Henry VIII’s first wife. He divorced her in 1533, causing the split from the Catholic Church and leading to the formation of the Church of England.  People leave pomegranates on her grave site – the fruit is her heraldic symbol.  It is also the former burial site of Mary Queen of Scots, but she was moved to Westminster Abbey by her son James I in 1612.

Peterborough Cathedral

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Peterborough Guildhall

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