On the second day, we will visit the medieval town of Tewkesbury, and in particular, the church, which was originally part of Tewkesbury Abbey. Anne and Henry lodged in the abbot's lodging there, part of which still survives to this day. We will visit the abbey chruch and also see, (from the outside), what remains of the place where the royal couple stayed.
From there, it is a 20 minute ride southwards to Gloucester. You will learn about the ceremony involved in greeting the couple at the entry into any Tudor town or city, and follow in Anne and Henry's footsteps as they approached Gloucester and were welcomed at the abbey.
You will stand in the abbey porch, where Anne and Henry knelt on cushions and 'kissed the cross', before we follow their progress inside. Here, the royal couple would have heard Mass before being taken to their lodgings. You will have a chance to explore the church and view the tombs of Edward II and Abbot Parker, who greeted Henry and Anne on their visit to Gloucester.