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Anne Boleyn and the Wyatt Prayer Book – The Prayers of Anne Boleyn?

| November 14, 2010

Anne Boleyn and the Wyatt Prayer Book – The Prayers of Anne Boleyn?

In 1873, Robert Marsham edited and described a manuscript owned by his brother, Charles Marsham, 3rd Earl of Romney, in “On a Manuscript Book of Prayers in a Binding of Gold Enamelled, said to have been given by Queen Anne Boleyn to a lady of the Wyatt Family: together with a Transcript of its Contents” […]

The Wyatt Prayer Book

| November 14, 2010

The Wyatt Prayer Book

There is a tradition that at her execution on the 19th May 1536, Anne Boleyn presented a member of the Wyatt family, thought to have been Lady Margaret Lee (sister of Thomas Wyatt and one of Anne’s ladies), with a prayer book. Unfortunately, this tradition is not backed up by contemporary sources and is not […]