Katherine Parr: Life Story

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.

Bruce, J & Nichols J.G. - Wills from Doctors' Commons. A selection from the wills of eminent persons proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1495-1695: BiblioBazaar2009

Fraser, A. – The Six Wives of Henry VIII – Phoenix 2012

James, S. Catherine Parr – Henry VIII’s Last Love: The History Press 2008

Foxe. J. Book of Martyrs (Actes and Monuments….): John Day1563

Porter, L. Katherine the Queen, the Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr: Macmillan 2010

Starkey, D. – Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII: Vintage 2004

Whitaker, T.D. – A History of Richmondshire: Isha Books 2013

Weir, A. – The Six Wives of Henry VIII; The Bodley Head 1991

Letters & Papers, Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII

Calendar of State Papers, Spain

Calendar of State Papers, France

Calendar of State Papers, Venice

The Rutland Papers, printed for the Camden Society

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