Katharine of Aragon b. December 16, 1485 d. January 7, 1536 British Monarch. Youngest surviving daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain and first wife of King Henry VIII. She was sent to England to marry Arthur, the frail Prince of Wales, in 1501 at the age of 16. She was widowed less than six months later. She then married Arthur's younger brother Henry shortly after his coronation in 1509. After several pregnancies, the only surviving child was the Princess Mary. Henry broke from the church of Rome and had the marriage annulled in 1533. Katharine...[Read More] (Bio by: VampireRed) Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Peterborough Unitary Authority, Cambridgeshire, England
Scarlett, Robert b. 1494 d. July 2, 1591 Sexton of Peterborough Cathedral. He claimed to have buried two members of each Peterborough household during his tenure. The queens interred by Scarlett included Catharine of Aragon, wife of Henry VIII, who died in 1535, and Mary, Queen of Scots, who was beheaded at Fotheringay in 1587, and first interred at Peterborough, though subsequently transported to Westminster Abbey. Scarlett died at the age of 98. A portrait of him was painted at the west end of that church. He is buried under a stone...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Peterborough Unitary Authority, Cambridgeshire, England Plot: Buried against west wall. The large wall painting depicting him is above his grave.
Stuart, Mary 'Queen of Scots' [original burial site] b. December 8, 1542 d. February 8, 1587 Scottish Monarch. French Monarch. Born the daughter of King James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise at Linlithgow Palace, Scotland. James died within a week of Mary's birth and she was crowned queen of Scots. In 1548, Mary sailed to France after the Scots Parliament agreed to her marriage with Francis, heir to Henry II. In 1558, she married the Dauphin in Notre Dame Cathedral. Later that year, Mary I of England died and Henry II encouraged his daughter-in-law to assume the royal arms of England...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Executed Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Peterborough Unitary Authority, Cambridgeshire, England