Friday, December 13, 2013

Question from Sarah - Catherine Parr and Elizabeth Tyrwhit

How was Catherine Parre related to Elizabeth Tyrwhit?


PhD Historian said...

Easy enough to discover via a simple Google search. Apparently there was no biological relationship. Tyrwhit was simply a lady in waiting at court and served several of the wives of Henry VIII, including Parr. Elizabeth Tyrwhit apparently married into the Borough family after 1533, and Parr’s first husband, before 1533, had been Edward Borough.

Sarah said...

Thanks for responding, but I don't think it is easy to discover via a simple Google search. According to Janel Mueller, they were distant cousins - p.224, The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Literature - chapter: Katherine Parr and Her Circle. []

Does anyone know how distant?