Summer Exhibition 2020
The 15th century Priest’s House at Easton on the Hill is one of the National Trust’s smallest properties. As well as housing a comprehensive collection of artefacts and photographs of the local Collyweston slating industry there will be a special exhibition this summer.
This summer the Priest's House will contain an exhibition on Margaret Beaufort, who lived at nearby Collyweston Palace. Descended from Edward III and his son, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, Lady Margaret was married four times but had only one child - at the age of 14 - the future King Henry VII. She was extremely influential both during the Wars of the Roses and after her son became king following the defeat of Richard III at Bosworth. Her palace at Collyweston, of which little remains, is currently being excavated - in her time it could have rivalled Hampton Court in size and magnificence.
The exhibition runs from 1 June to 31 August. The Priest's House will be manned every Sunday afternoon; at other times a key can be obtained from one of several keyholders close by between 10am and 5pm. Their details are shown on the property notice board.
Entrance is free and all are welcome.