The Church of St Mary and All Saints

The magnificent Church of St Mary and All Saints is one of the remaining masterpieces of the 15th century, built entirely in the Perpendicular style according to plans that still exist.  What remains is the nave of a great collegiate church which was built by the early Dukes of York and intended as a mausoleum for the Plantagenets.  According to H E Bates, Fotheringhay Church, 'is standing like a small cathedral, over the grave of Kings'.

Nearby is the Castle mound: all that remains of Fotheringhay Castle where Richard III was born and Mary, Queen of Scots was executed.

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