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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 was the first woman to publish under her own name in English in England. For this new edition, Janel Mueller has assembled the four publications attributed to Parr -- Psalms or Prayers, Prayers or Meditations, The Lamentation of a Sinner, and a compilation of prayers and Biblical excerpts written in her hand -- as well as her extensive correspondence, which is collected here for the first time. Mueller brings to this volume a wealth of knowledge of sixteenth-century English culture. She marshals the impeccable skills of a textual scholar in rendering Parr's sixteenth-century English for modern readers and provides useful background on the circumstances of and references in Parr's letters and compositions. Given its scope and ambition, Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence will be an event for the English publishing world and will make an immediate contribution to the fields of sixteenth-century literature, reformation studies, women's writing, and Tudor politics. - Publisher.

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Complete works and correspondence
Katherine Parr ; edited by Janel Mueller

Published 2011 by The University of Chicago Press in Chicago, London .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Prologue to queenship, before July 1543
Katherine as regent of England, July to September 1544
Queen Katherine, January 1544 to January 1547
The dowager queen, February 1547 to September 1548
Epilogue: remembrances of the queen, September 1548 to after 1571
Complete works: Psalms or prayers
Prayers or meditations
Kendal autograph fragment
The lamentation of a sinner
Personal prayerbook (ca. 1544-48)
Autograph text (Harley 2342)
Appendixes: The Elton Hall inscriptions relating to Katherine Parr
The inventory of Katherine Parr's personal effects.

Edition Notes

Includes index.


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Library of Congress
DA333.P3 A2 2011

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