Queen Elizabeth I Visits
Queen Elizabeth arrived at Hartlebury on 12th August 1575 after
her 'progress' had left Kenilworth Castle and called at Lichfield,
Chartley Castle, Stafford Castle and Chillington at Wolverhampton.
The following day the Queen moved on to Worcester, where she dined
at Hindlip and hunted at Hallow.
The walk that Bullingham had made for the visit is no longer
visible, neither are its exact whereabouts known but Bishop
Bullingham died less than a year later and in a communication to
the Queen his widow begs her to delay the collection of various
debts due to the Crown. The document reads 'consider the lamentable
estate of his [the bishop's] poor wife and children......God move
the Queen's Majesty's heart [for]...we are without all comfort and
means to live'. It is not known if the Queen's heart was moved or
not, but the 'Walk' was obviously a major inroad on the bishop's
The Bishops' Chapel, Hartlebury
This page was last reviewed 11 July 2011 at 14:53 by Sarah Chapman.