King Charles the Martyr, Walsingham, Norfolk. Artist: J Allen

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King Charles the Martyr, Walsingham, Norfolk. King Charles I, a member of the House of Stuart was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1625, until his execution in 1649. Walsingham became one of the major pilgrimage sites of northern Europe after a Saxon noblewoman, Richeldis de Faverches, saw a vision of the Virgin Mary there in 1061. The vision instructed her to build a replica of the house of the Holy Family in Nazareth in honour of the Annunciation.