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Medieval Event: Tudor 1568 Imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots
May 14 - May 15
Come and meet some of the Tudor household of Lord Scrope. Find out about their daily lives and some of the great changes that affected them; join in with their activities and see how well you would have fared as a Tudor. Learn more about one of the most famous of the castle’s guests, Mary Queen of Scots, and how she spent her time during her six months of captivity here. Explore the rooms that she lived in and find out more about the reasons for the 19 years she spent in captivity before she was finally executed at Fotheringay in 1587. Enjoy the sights and smells of a Tudor kitchen at work; train as a member of the local militia; or follow the tour that covers five floors of the castle, including Mary’s bedroom.