On this day in history, 25th April 1544, Queen Catherine Parr, sixth wife of King Henry VIII, had her English translation of Bishop John Fisher's Latin Psalmi seu Precationes (Psalms or Prayers) published anonymously by Thomas Berthelet, the King's printer.
You can read more about this in my article over at the Anne Boleyn Files - click here - but here are some links to read more about Catherine Parr's works:
- Queen Katherine Parr’s “Praier for men to saie enteryng into battayle” - Article by J. Frank Henderson.
- Did Catherine Parr Write a Propaganda Song for Henry VIII? - Smithsonian.com article.
- How two Queens revolutionized the Book of Common Prayer
- A Prayer for the King - Text of prayer believed to have been written by Catherine Parr.
- ed. Mueller, Janel (2011) Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence
- James, Susan (2010) Catherine Parr: Henry VIII's Last Love
- The Surprising History of Katherine Parr’s Prayer for Henry VIII
- Katherine Parr: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Reformation Queen
- The Devotional Writings of Queen Catherine Parr, article by Susan James.
- Psalmi seu Precationes - The original Latin work by John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester.