Kimbolton Castle: Christmas morning

How many people would go strolling on Christmas morning around their former place of work? Very few, I would guess. But then I had the privilege of working in Kimbolton Castle, which is now Kimbolton School. At half a mile from my home, its park land made a perfect environment for a Christmas morning stroll. After the storms and floods of recent days, this morning was a real bonus.

Duchess Walk at 10.30am

Duchess Walk at 10.30am

And as I passed the south face of the Castle, directly in front of the room where Catherine of Aragon died, I wondered how she had spent her last Christmas in 1535, just two weeks before her death, on January 7th 1536.

The Queen's Room is the first floor windows on the left

The Queen’s Room is behind the first floor windows on the left

For those of you who have been kind enough to follow the meandering and sometimes incoherent ramblings on these posts, thank you, and I wish you a very happy Christmas.


About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on December 25, 2013, in Aspects of Britain and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Keep on entertaining us and happy new year.

  2. It is nice to see green in the winter months. Things are very brown where I live and they will remain so for about three more months. Thanks for another entertaining year of blogging and best of luck to you in 2014!

  3. i thoroughly enjoy your little historical titbits. Who’d have thought. That’s where she died. Thanks and good riding and historic-ing in the coming year.

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