Sleeping Queen Catherine Parr

Ladys Tomb

Catherine Parr Henry VIII’s sixth and last wife and one that survived him by not losing her head is buried at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire. The Queen is interred in a marble tomb inside a pretty chapel. The discovery of her remains and coffin were the subject of a remarkable story, discovered by some ladies in 1782 who were out for a stroll in the countryside. It is said when the airtight coffin was opened the Queen Looked as if she had just fallen asleep and was not decayed. Later she was re- interred in the site you can visit today at her home Sudeley castle near Winchcombe. I took this shot from the back of the tomb as I wanted it to look as if she was still asleep and hopefully is more atmospheric.

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