Fotheringhay, St Mary

Fotheringhay, St Mary and All Saints

Fotheringhay, St Mary and All Saints

A Royal church with yet further royal associations: a very significant victim of the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The village, Manor , and church had been royal property since the Conquest when it was granted to William l ‘s niece. By a circuitous route it descended in 1337 to Edmund, Duke of York, the fifth son of Edward lll. From then it developed into the religious headquarters of the Yorkist faction – with a collegiate church founded here in 1415 which in turn became the principal burial site of the family – Edmund’s son who died at Agincourt, Edmund, 2nd Duke of York and his nephew Richard , 3rd Duke. The great nave of this Yorkist church survives with it’s beautiful well proportioned fenestration and flying buttresses. The two royal monuments, the only ones in the county, are to be found on either ...

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