Blessed Margaret Pole - The Countess of Salisbury - Catholic DVD
In 2009 Mary's Dowry Productions produced a film about Blessed Margaret Pole, the Countess of Salisbury. This was inspired due to our interest in this important Tudor martyr due to her link with a local area near us, as well as an admiration for her loyalty to the Catholic Faith despite King Henry VIII's threat on her life.
For the film production of this DVD, we hired out Cowdray House ruins in Midhurst, West Sussex when they were closed (for £50) and were given permission to film our costumed visuals of Blessed Margaret Pole throughout the site. This was very moving and atmospheric.
Blessed Margaret Pole was held at Cowdray House for several months before she was taken to the Tower of London, where she spent two years awaiting her execution. Her crime? She refused to accept King Henry VIII as head of the Church and she refused to deny the Catholic Faith or the authority of the Pope.
Incredibly, Blessed Margaret Pole was godmother to King Henry VIII's daughter, Princess Mary, as well as friend to Queen Catherine of Aragon. She was also the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. She was a loyal and devout woman, mother of the future Cardinal Reginald Pole who was the last true Archbishop of Canterbury.
Our film about Blessed Margaret Pole remains our most popular DVD and is posted out throughout the world every month. Not only to Catholics but secular people interested in her life and martyrdom.
Blessed Margaret Pole DVD is available worldwide from Mary's Dowry Productions online shop: www.marysdowryproductions.org and is also part of The Tudor Box Set available from the same site.