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Elizabeth I’s Earliest Surviving Letter

On 31st July 1544, the future Elizabeth I wrote her earliest surviving letter to her stepmother, Catherine Parr. It was…

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Mary Seymour, Daughter of Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour

I just wanted to share with you news of an article by historian Linda Porter in which she shares a…

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The Household of Elizabeth Tudor

In a letter to the Lord Protector, Edward Seymour, in 1549, regarding her governess Kat Ashley’s imprisonment in the Tower…

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RIP Catherine Parr

In the early hours of the 5th September 1548, a woman who had had a profound influence on the teenage…

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Katherine the Queen by Linda Porter

Historian and author Linda Porter concludes her Katherine Parr biography with:- “The adult Elizabeth was very much the product of…

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The Mirror of the Sinful Soul

Today, on Maundy Thursday (or Holy Thursday), the day we commemorate the Last Supper which Jesus Christ shared with his…

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Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour – Part Two

Continued from Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour – Part One I ended Part One of my series on Catherine Parr…

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Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour – Part One

One of the lists of Tudor dates I have has got today as the date of the betrothal between Catherine…

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Elizabeth and the Two Katherines

Today’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week, featuring “Elizabeth’s Women” by Tracy Borman, is about the two…

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Catherine Parr and Elizabeth

Today I commemorate the life of Catherine Parr and the influence that Catherine had over a young Elizabeth, because on…