Chapter 8 : Summary & Bibliography
Katherine Parr seems to have been a woman of much charm and with a lovable nature. Her step-children were all very fond of her and she had close relationships with her siblings and cousins. Henry clearly respected her intellect, and she was the first Queen to have her own works published. Her love of shoes and dancing and the pleasure she took in fine clothes endear her to a modern generation, even while her religious writings that she set so much store by, pass us by.
The quotes are taken from Katherine’s own letters, and the story of the plot against her by Gardiner derived from Foxe’s Acts and Monuments, which is generally taken to be accurate.
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