|County||Essex (7 castles)||Categories|
|Remains||Excellent remains||Access||Only open at certain times|
|Location||51.6875,-0.0039||Directions||Directions via Google Maps|
Edward I died at Burgh-upon-the-Sands on the Solway with Scotland in view across the Firth. Right up until his death Edward's priority was the realms that he ruled. After his death Edward's body was embalmed and transported to Waltham Abbey in Essex. Here it lay unburied for several weeks presumably so that people could come and see the body lying in state. After this the body was taken to Westminster Abbey for a proper burial.
Waltham Abbey has the distinction of being the last monastery to be dissolved by Henry VIII.
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