While investigating the medieval London Road, I “bumped into” Catherine of Aragon a few times, and almost by accident discovered her itinerary in 1501, from her landing at Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour on 2 October, to arriving at Kensington Palace on 9 November (the rest is history). That’s a slow old journey! Her convoy included scores […]
When the army of Cornishmen crossed into Devon, their leader left behind his Scottish wife Catherine Gordon, Lady Huntley, or as he claimed the “Duchess of York”.
The approximate route taken by Henry between Salisbury and Andover is traced over a montage of the maps by Christopher Saxton, dated 1576.
Henry passed through the birthplace of his counsellor John Morton and close to his mother Margaret Beaufort’s childhood home.
It seems highly likely that Henry was accompanied by a body of Yeomen of the Guard during his progress down to Exeter and home to London