Dr Christopher Ferguson, Head Curator at Auckland Castle, said:
"Richard Foxe, former Bishop of Durham in the late fifteenth century, was a key supporter of Henry Tudor's claim to the throne of England. Foxe met Henry whilst exiled in France, and fought with him at Bosworth Field. He was his key diplomatic advisor and set up the marriage of Henry's daughter, Margaret, to King James IV of Scotland. It therefore seems fitting that Auckland is the first venue for this bed to be displayed to the public.
"Auckland Castle is already home to many important works of religious and secular art, such as the seventeenth century paintings of Francisco de Zurbarán. We're delighted to be able to showcase this historic treasure, the only remaining piece of early Tudor state furniture, here in North East England."
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