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Sudeley Castle, Queen Elizabeth I window

Sudeley Castle, Queen Elizabeth I window--The Castle was once home to Queen Katherine Parr, the last and surviving wife of King Henry VIII. Henry himself, Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey, Queen Elizabeth 1 and Richard III have all played a part in Sudeley’s story.

“454 years ago today Queen Elizabeth 1 was embarking on her reign following her coronation on 15th January 1559. During her summer progress to celebrate the anniversary of the defeat of the Armada she visited the 3rd Lord Chandos at Sudeley, her 3rd visit to the castle.The three day celebrations have been described as one of the longest parties in history. This renowned queen is depicted in a stained glass window here at Sudeley which you can see as part of the tours of the family’s