2021 Tudor Society Advent Calendar

December 13: >Elizabeth I Writes a Letter

Today's Tudor treat is a primary source from our archives and with this one, I'm actually sharing it with you by reading it. It's a letter that the twelve year-old Elizabeth, future Elizabeth I, wrote to her father Henry VIII in December 1545 to preface her trilingual (Latin, French and Italian) translation of Queen Catherine Parr's Prayers and meditations.

You can see a slideshow of images of Elizabeth's letter and the accompanying manuscript on the British Library website at THIS LINK

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Head over to the Anne Boleyn Files for another Tudor treat at The Anne Boleyn Files