Hundreds visit Framlingham Castle to meet Queen Mary and take part in traditional Tudor activities

Bloody Queen Mary poses with some of her subjects at Framlingham Castle. Picture GARY DONNISON

Bloody Queen Mary poses with some of her subjects at Framlingham Castle. Picture GARY DONNISON

Hundreds of people visited Framlingham Castle this weekend to take part in traditional Tudor activities for the attraction’s longest running annual event.

Bloody Queen Mary (Kate Howard) and her Lady in waiting Lady Jane Dormer (Fiona Ashley) 1. Picture G

Bloody Queen Mary (Kate Howard) and her Lady in waiting Lady Jane Dormer (Fiona Ashley) 1. Picture GARY DONNISON

Bloody Mary, which continues tomorrow, returned to the castle this weekend and drew in bumper crowds.

Guests were treated to an audience with Queen Mary and her waiting staff while listening to music and dance performed by de Mowbray’s Musicke.

Others were warned to watch out for their heads as they met the Royal executioner for a grisly Tudor themed workshop.

Kathleen Fisher, membership supervisor at the castle, said they had welcomed between 1,000 and 1,500 guests on both days – and bosses are expecting similar crowds tomorrow.

She added: “It has been really good this weekend, the execution activities have been very popular –we’ve used potatoes, of course, but that has done exceptionally well.

“We’re hoping to have similar success tomorrow.”

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