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Year of events in Winchcombe to celebrate Catherine Parr's 500th birth
Jun 5 2011, 7:54 PM EDT | Post edited: Jun 5 2011, 7:54 PM EDT
Next year will mark the 500th anniversary of Queen Catherine [Katherine] Parr's birth (she was born in 1512). Celebrations will be held in Catherine's honour and some events will be headed by historian David Starkey. This new spark of interest in Catherine Parr comes after The Tudors showed somewhat of a different side of Queen Catherine. Although there is much more to Catherine than was seen on the show and that just now people are getting her facts straight even though they were printed as such in 1994 by Antonia Fraser; more interest is being shown solely in Queen Catherine and what she had to offer England. She was the first English queen to write two books in English, she had a role in the Succession Act of 1543 which re-instated Lady Mary and Elizabeth after Edward and any children she might have with the King, she had a role personally in the education of Elizabeth and Edward, she ruled as Regent in Henry's absence, and did many other accomplishments that her predecessors did not do. Her works and correspondences are being published at the end of this month. Celebrations will be held at Sudeley Castle and other places through out England. An official schedule has not been put out, but just this news alone is great for the queen who deserves much more than she's been given credit for in the past few centuries.
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Jun 7 2011, 1:27 AM EDT | Post edited: Jun 7 2011, 1:27 AM EDT
How fantastic! I just love her. I think she was truly a woman ahead of her time. My 2nd favorite wife after COA.
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