The site of Kimbolton Castle in Cambridgeshire dates back to Norman times when a wooden motte and bailey castle stood there, but the castle Catherine of Aragon was exiled to in 1534 was a Tudor manor house built by the Wingfield family.

Catherine arrived there in May 1534 and remained there until her death in January 1536. She was laid to rest in Peterborough Abbey, now Peterborough Cathedral. Today’s castle dates back to 1690-1720, but parts of the Tudor manor house can be glimpsed in the corridor near the chapel and also behind a glass panel in the wall of the Red Room.

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