Letters written by the six wives of Henry VIII

portrait of Catherine Howard by Holbein


Katharine of Aragon
to her father, King Ferdinand II of Aragon, 2 December 1505
to her husband, King Henry VIII, 16 September 1513
to her daughter, Princess Mary, April 1534
to the Imperial ambassador, Eustace Chapuys, 1535
to her husband, King Henry VIII, 7 January 1536

Anne Boleyn
to King Henry VIII, late summer 1526
to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, mid-summer 1528
to Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, 1529
to Thomas Cromwell, 1535
to her husband, King Henry VIII, May 1536

Jane Seymour
to the Privy Council, 12 October 1537

Anne of Cleves
to her husband, King Henry VIII, 11 July 1540

Catherine Howard
to Thomas Culpeper, spring 1541

Katharine Parr
to her husband, King Henry VIII, July 1544
to the Privy Council, 25 July 1544
to her stepdaughter, Princess Mary, 20 September 1544

sources:
Letters of the Queens of England, 1100-1547, ed by Anne Crawford
Lives of the Queens of England, by Agnes Strickland
Catherine of Aragon, by Garrett Mattingly
Anne Boleyn, by Norah Lofts
A Tudor Tragedy, by LB Smith





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