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WORCESTER'S LITERARY HERO

15 February 2017

Mrs Henry Wood (Ellen Wood) was born in Worcester in 1814 and has a memorial in Worcester Cathedral.
She wrote over 100 short stories and 30 novels and became one of the bestselling writers of popular fiction during the 19th Century. She was seminal as a writer of sensational fiction, stories packed full of mystery, crime and melodrama which came into vogue in the 1860s.

SERVICE TO COMMEMORATE 800TH ANNIVERSARY OF KING JOHN'S DEATH

12 October 2016

Worcester Cathedral is one of very few places outside Westminster Abbey and Windsor, to house the tomb of an English monarch since the Norman Conquest. It was the specific request of King John to be buried at Worcester, a place for which he had great affection, as stipulated in his will written shortly before his death in October 1216. The cathedral still holds the original copy of his will.

2000 YEARS OF HISTORY COMES TO LIFE AT THE COMMANDERY

20 January 2016

See 2,000 years of history come to life at Worcester's Commandery on 13 and 14 February with a weekend full of ancient Greeks, Viking warriors, the two World Wars and much more.