It was first mentioned in history in 1086, and in the Middle Ages grew around Framlingham Castle. Today, the town is best known for its castle, which draws in a moderate tourist industry, its historic church, and as a charming country town.
People Born in Framlingham
Framlingham in People's Lives
Mary I of England: After the death of my half-brother Edward VI of England in 1553, I was called to attend his funeral, but was warned that this was a trap. Though I had been barred from the line of succession by my late brother, who feared I would reinstate Catholicism, I had many supporters, and was determined to claim the English throne as my own. I fled to Framlingham Castle here, from which I gathered my supporters and wrote a letter to London, demanding that I be recognized as Queen.