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Prologue to Queenship

in Katherine Parr

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780226647241
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226647265 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226647265.003.0002
Prologue to Queenship

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A number of letters and texts by, for, or about Katherine Parr before July 1543 are presented here. These include: inscriptions by Parr family members in a book of hours belonging to Sir Thomas Parr, Katherine's deceased father, before becoming the property of her uncle, Sir William Parr of Horton, written circa 1520; verses written by King Henry VIII in a volume containing a sermon by St. John Chrysostom, belonging to Katherine Parr, recent widow of John Neville, Lord Latimer, between February and July 1543; Archbishop Thomas Cranmer's license for the marriage of King Henry VIII and Katherine Parr Latimer, including dispensation of the required proclamation of banns, July 10, 1543; notarial instrument witnessing the marriage of Henry VIII and Katherine Parr Latimer, July 12, 1543; a letter by Queen Katherine Parr to her brother, Lord William Parr, July 20, 1543; and biblical verses inscribed by Queen Katherine in her volume containing a sermon of St. John Chrysostom, perhaps around the time of her marriage to King Henry.

Keywords: correspondence; letters; texts; sermon; marriage license; Parr family; King Henry VIII; Thomas Cranmer; biblical verses

Chapter.  5417 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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