The signature of Katherine of Aragon for a page to Thomas Wolsey printed in 1513 (catalogue guide: SP 1/5, no. 219)
In this evening’s episode of BBC One’s Six spouses 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 these are typically within their glory, depicting the all-encompassing passion for the King for their ‘awne sweth hart’.
The Vatican Library, through its digitisation programme, is making nearly all its unique and breathtaking manuscripts offered to an audience that is worldwide. We can all go through Henry’s letters while they had been originally penned – but you must know the numeric archival reference to get them (Bibl. Vat. Lat. 3731 a) that is pt there are not any online information to locate.
Many 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 history that is modern. Continue reading Six spouses into the archives: a view from European countries