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 […]
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.
After a night in Honiton, Henry progressed to Newenham Abbey, near Axminster, a somewhat shorter distance than the day before, only 9 miles