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History group to discuss Bewdley manor
8:30am Saturday 5th October 2013 in Local
A BEWDLEY manor will be the subject of the next Wyre Forest Historical Research Group talk.
Jim Parker will be speaking about Tickenhill Manor on Wednesday in the King Charles Room at Kidderminster Town Hall at 2pm.
Spokeswoman Gay Hill said: "Tickenhill Manor was first mentioned in the 15th century. It actually became an important palace for the Tudor kings when Prince Arthur, older brother of Henry VIII, married Catherine of Aragon by proxy there in 1499.
“Arthur and Catherine lived there for a time until they moved to Ludlow Castle. After Arthur's death, it was the resting place of his body before he was buried in Worcester Cathedral.
“Henry's elder daughter Princess Mary, later to become Queen Mary I, also lived there for a time in 1525.
“Now few people outside Bewdley are aware of its past importance in our history so we are looking forward to hearing more about this fascinating place.”
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