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The Tudor Society

December 27 – The death of Katherine Killigrew (née Cooke)

On this day in Tudor history, 27th December 1583, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Katherine Killigrew died after giving birth to a stillborn child.

Scholar and Puritan Katherine Killigrew was the daughter of renowned humanist and scholar Sir Anthony Cooke.

Katherine was a very accomplished woman, being known for her ability at writing poetry and her knowledge of languages, including Hebrew, Latin and Greek.

Find out more about Katherine, and hear the epitaphs that were written in her honour...

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December 27 – The death of Katherine Killigrew (née Cooke)