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Book Review: 'Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence'
Book Review: 'Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence'

Katherine Parr Complete Works and Correspondence Edited by Janel Mueller University of Chicago Press: 648 pp., $65 One of the difficulties of studying Tudor and medieval women is the silence they have left. Medieval people did not write nearly as much as historians would wish, and medieval women hardly wrote at all. This is why a scholarly edition of Katherine Parr's "Complete Works and Correspondence," edited by Janel Mueller, is such a joy. Here we have one of Henry VIII's queens — the one who survived him — in her own words, making laws as regent of England, writing confessional prayers or short childish notes as a little girl: Uncle, when you do on...

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