Place:Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire, England

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NameFotheringhay
Alt namesCastlesource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage
Located inNorthamptonshire, England
Contained Places
Castle
Fotheringhay Castle
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Fotheringhay is a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England, six kilometres (four miles) north east of Oundle and around west of Peterborough. It is most noted for being the site of Fotheringhay (or Fotheringay) Castle which was razed in 1627. There is nothing left of the castle to be seen today other than the motte on which it was built that provides excellent views of the River Nene. The Nene Way long distance footpath runs through the village.

As the home of the great Yorkist line the village was, for a considerable part of the 15th and 16th centuries, of national standing. The death of Richard III at Bosworth Field altered its history irrevocably. As the historian John Nicholls stated, "Fotheringhay has been distinguished beyond any other place in Britain, except the Capital, by the aggravated misfortunes of Royalty."

At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 123 people.

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