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Six spouses when you look at the archives: a view from European countries

Six spouses when you look at the archives: a view from European countries

The signature of Katherine of Aragon for a page to Thomas Wolsey printed 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 within the Vatican Library. They are in their glory, depicting the all-encompassing love of the King for his ‘awne sweth hart’ how they got there nobody knows, but there.

The Vatican Library, through its digitisation programme, is making nearly all its unique and stunning manuscripts offered to an audience that is worldwide. We can all go through Henry’s letters because they had been originally penned – but you should know the numeric archival reference to locate them (Bibl. Vat. Lat. 3731 a) that is pt there are not any online information to look.

Numerous appropriate documents remain concealed from historians within the Vatican and somewhere else frequently because their online archival catalogues offer inadequate information to determine rich sources for Uk early history that is modern. We are able to seek out the efforts of my predecessors during the Public Record workplace so that they can though overcome this.

Within the nineteenth century, the British government demonstrated its dedication to the research of very early contemporary history by utilizing a few scientists to operate in major European archives, reading a w

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