In today's Claire Chats video, I share with you 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 http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=royal_ms_7_d_x_fs001r#
Elizabeth, my heroine, was just unbelievably brilliant. This was written by a 12 year old????? WOW!!