31 July 1544 – 10-year-old Elizabeth writes to her beloved stepmother

| July 31, 2018

31 July 1544 – 10-year-old Elizabeth writes to her beloved stepmother

On this day in history, 31st July 1544, ten-year-old Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, wrote a letter to her stepmother, Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife. It’s the earliest surviving letter written by the future Queen Elizabeth I, and Mary Anne Everett Green, editor of Letters of […]

31 July 1544 – Elizabeth writes to her stepmother

| July 31, 2017

31 July 1544 – Elizabeth writes to her stepmother

On this day in history, 31st July 1544, ten-year-old Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, wrote a letter to her stepmother, Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife. It’s the earliest surviving letter written by the future Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Anne Everett Green, editor of Letters of […]

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey Book Tour Day 6 – The Cor Rotto Letter

| January 24, 2015

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey Book Tour Day 6 – The Cor Rotto Letter

For day 6 of her virtual book tour for Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey, Adrienne Dillard is stopping by Susan Higginbotham’s blog with an article on the Cor Rotto letter, which I’m sure you’ll find fascinating. Click here to read the article now and also to enter the giveaway – there’s a copy […]

31 July 1544 – An Incredible Letter

| July 31, 2014

31 July 1544 – An Incredible Letter

On 31st July 1544 ten year old Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, wrote a letter to her stepmother, Catherine Parr, who was acting as regent while Henry VIII was in France. Why do I call this letter incredible? Well, because not only is it beautiful to look at, being written in a […]

31st July 1544 – Elizabeth I’s Earliest Surviving Letter

| July 31, 2013

31st July 1544 – Elizabeth I’s Earliest Surviving Letter

The earliest surviving letter we have written by Elizabeth I was written on this day in 1544 when Elizabeth was aged ten. It was written in Italian and in an italic hand, and the recipient was Elizabeth’s stepmother, Queen Catherine Parr, who was acting as Regent while Henry VIII was in France. Here is a […]