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Fotheringhay

(fŏth`ərĭng-gā), village, Northamptonshire, central England, on the Nene River. Fotheringhay Castle (12th cent.), now in ruins, was the birthplace of Richard III and the scene of the imprisonment and execution (1587) of Mary Queen of Scots.
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Fotheringhay

a village in E England, in NE Northamptonshire: ruined castle, scene of the imprisonment and execution of Mary Queen of Scots (1587)
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Mary wrote the missive from her prison cell at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire just three months before she was executed following her long confinement.
culture lovers may wish to take in a play at the intimate little Stahl Theatre or, maybe, venture just three miles to the magnificent village of Fotheringhay, where Mary Queen of Scots was tried and beheaded in 1587.
1452: Richard III, the last Plantagenet king, was born at Fotheringhay, Northants.
Driving through the idyllic Cotswolds and on through rural Northamptonshire's well kept stone villages and rolling green countryside to Fotheringhay, where Mary Queen of Scots lost her head, nothing of this shows, partly as farming is benefiting from a cyclical upswing as commodity prices rise.
Mary, speaking ludicrously for someone brought up in a French court in an all-purpose Scots accent, appears without backstory, imprisoned at Fotheringhay, and trying to find new ways to send her letters secretly.
Jeff Grant Five fellows from fair Fotheringhay, Filed forth full flashing for fray: Feeley fought Frilley, Fagg fought FitzWillie, Fookes favored faster foreplay.
Much as one watched "Heat" on screen awaiting the faceoff between Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, the comparable payoff here comes in a rain-swept second-act encounter at Fotheringhay Castle between both queens and the formidable actresses playing them, neither of whom disappoints.
Like Crokwell, Russell was at Eton in the 1490s, before going to King's as scholar (1499-1502), fellow (1502-6) and chaplain-conduct (1506-9).(29) By 1512 he had moved to the College of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, where he stayed until its dissolution in 1546.(30) First as preceptor (until 1522) and then as master, he was a member of one of the most important chantry colleges in the kingdom.
If you would know where Richard was at any time during the nine years of his life then follow the movements of Elizabeth Wydville for he was invariably there - Ludlow, Coventry, Warwick, Shrewsbury, Fotheringhay, Windsor, London, Eltham, Greenwich or Canterbury - there he would be, dancing along in the steps of his mother and his numerous sisters.