The United Kingdom’s impressive landmark Peterborough Cathedral is the venue for Saturday’s Katharine of Aragon Festival 2013: Tudor Living History Day. The festival lets visitors discover interesting details about the life of Henry VIII’s first wife. Other Tudor characters clad in period costume, including King Henry VIII, will attend. Period music by the Hautbois musicians, a duo who worked for many years alongside English Heritage and the National Trust, will set the mood.

Visitors can try their hand at Tudor crafts, see how meals were cooked back then, or learn how surgeons of the day treated illnesses.

Free activities suitable for all ages run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guides lead cathedral tower tours Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for 10 pounds per person. Tours are only suitable for those in good health and ages 10 and older. Learn more at

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