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Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence

Katherine Parr and Janel Mueller

Abstract

To the extent that she is popularly known, Katherine Parr (1512–48) is the woman who survived King Henry VIII as his sixth and last wife. She merits far greater recognition, however, on several other fronts. Fluent in French, Italian, and Latin, Parr also began, out of necessity, to learn Spanish when she ascended to the throne in 1543. As Henry's wife and queen of England, she was a noted patron of the arts and music and took a personal interest in the education of her stepchildren, Princesses Mary and Elizabeth and Prince Edward. Above all, Parr commands interest for her literary labors: she ... More

Keywords: Katherine Parr, King Henry VIII, queen of England, patron, sixteenth-century English culture, letters, compositions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226647241
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226647265.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine Parr, author

Janel Mueller, editor

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