he motte is all that remains now of Fotheringhay Castle located to the south east of the small village, The castle was built at the end of the eleventh or at the start of the twelfth centuries by Simon de St. Liz, the second Earl of Northampton. It is probably most famous for being the birthplace of Richard III in 1452.
A plot against Queen Elizabeth was discovered when letters between Mary and Anthony Babington were found. The plot to assassinate the English Queen had been encouraged by John Ballard, a Catholic priest. Both men were executed for their involvement and Mary was tried and found guilty of treason. She was executed at Fotheringhay Castle.
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