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Bradshaw’s Guide

Ampthill

Ampthill Park, Lord Holland’s seat, 5¾ mile from the station, was the residence of Queen Catherine after her divorce from Henry VIII. The sentence was pronounced by Cranmer in Dunstable Church. There is an inscription to her memory by Horace Walpole, the point of winch is—

From Catherine’s wrongs a nation’s bliss was spread,
And Luther’s light from Henry’s lawless bed.

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Places nearby

  • Bedfordshire : Bedford

    The agricultural capital of Bedfordshire, 16 miles from Bletchley, at the terminus of a branch from the North Western line.

  • Hertfordshire : St. Albans

    This ancient town of Herts, should be visited for its venerable abbey church, and that of St. Michael’s, which contains an excellent full-length statue of Lord Bacon.