Celebration of Tudor history at festival

Jonathan Foyle Photo: Paul Clarke EMN-160114-145928001

Jonathan Foyle Photo: Paul Clarke EMN-160114-145928001

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Peterborough honours Katharine of Aragon and celebrates Tudor history with a series of events this weekend.

The Katharine of Aragon Festival, which runs from today until Sunday, is a collaboration between Peterborough Cathedral and Vivacity Peterborough.

Heritage Festival 2014 in the City Centre and Cathedral Grounds. Pictured are  Henry VIII and Katharine of Aragon in the Parade EMN-140621-173406009

Heritage Festival 2014 in the City Centre and Cathedral Grounds. Pictured are Henry VIII and Katharine of Aragon in the Parade EMN-140621-173406009

Katharine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII, was buried at Peterborough Cathedral on January 29, 1536, and this important link with Tudor history is commemorated every year .

Schoolchildren, families and history enthusiasts are all invited to enjoy the Festival events at Peterborough Cathedral and Peterborough Museum.

Today at around 10am a procession of civic dignitaries, schoolchildren and the period musicians of Hautbois will parade from Peterborough Museum to the Cathedral for a Service of Commemoration.

In the evening, TV historian Dr Jonathan Foyle will give an illustrated talk about ‘The forgotten origins of the Tudor rose’.

At Peterborough Museum on Saturday and Sunday, visitors will be able to travel back in time and discover what life was like ‘At home with the Tudors’.

For more information about the weekends events please call the cathedral on 01733 355315 or visit the website.