The signature of Katherine of Aragon on a page to Thomas Wolsey written in 1513 (catalogue reference: SP 1/5, no. 219)
In this evening’s episode of BBC One’s Six spouses with Lucy Worsley, Lucy gets exclusive use 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 they have been inside their glory, depicting the all-encompassing passion for the King for their ‘awne sweth hart’.
The Vatican Library, through its digitisation programme, is making lots of its unique and breathtaking manuscripts accessible to an audience that is worldwide. We can all go through Henry’s letters you need to know the numeric archival reference to find them (Bibl as they were originally penned – but. Vat. Lat. 3731 a) that is pt there are not any online information to find.
Numerous appropriate documents remain concealed from historians within the Vatican and somewhere else usually because their online archival catalogues offer inadequate detail to spot rich sources for Uk early history that is modern. We could check out the efforts of my predecessors during the Public Record workplace so as to overcome this however.
The british government demonstrated its commitment to the study of early modern history by employing a series of researchers to work in major European archives, reading a w in the 19th century
Caused by a few of this task ended up being the book of Calendars (this is certainly, chronologically arranged summaries) for the documents present in Spain, Vienna, Brussels, Venice and Milan. Where they occur, these magazines have actually played a part that is crucial the writing of governmental records in the reign of Henry VIII and people of their young ones. (more…)