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Six spouses into the archives: a view from European countries

By |5월 7th, 2020|

Six spouses into the archives: a view from European countries
The signature of Katherine of Aragon on a letter to Thomas Wolsey printed in 1513 (catalogue reference: SP 1/5, no. 219)

In this evening’s episode of BBC One’s Six Wives with Lucy Worsley, Lucy gets exclusive usage of movie the love letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn that are now housed into the Vatican Library. The way they got here no body knows, but there they’ve been inside their glory, depicting the all-encompassing love of the King for their ‘awne sweth hart’.

The Vatican Library, through its digitisation programme, is making lots of its unique and stunning manuscripts open to a global audience. We can all go through Henry’s letters you need to know the numeric archival reference to find them (Bibl as they were originally penned – but. Vat. Lat. 3731 pt A) as there are not any online information to look.

Numerous appropriate documents remain concealed from historians within the Vatican and somewhere else usually because their online archival catalogues offer inadequate information to determine rich sources for Uk early contemporary history. […]