Seven rediscovered letters of Princess Elizabeth Tudor

Alan Bryson, Melanie Evans

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Abstract

Princess Elizabeth Tudor's holograph letters have long been prized, but often reveal more about her education than about her life before she became queen in 1558. Her scribal letters, by comparison, can offer more matter-of-fact insights into these years, showing how Elizabeth negotiated with the governments of her brother Edward VI and sister Mary I, how she managed her household and estate, and how she sued for property for herself and patronage for her servants. The article presents diplomatic transcriptions of seven scribal letters, written between 1547 and 1556, adding significantly to our understanding of her life during these years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829–858
JournalHistorical Research
Volume90
Issue number250
Early online date13 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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