Sunday, May 15, 2011

Question from Lauren - Catherine Parr quote

"They curse and ban my words everyday, and all their thoughts be set to do me harm....
I am so vexed that I am utterly weary."

Did Catherine Parr really say this? I thought she was popular.


  1. She said it on her deathbed about relationship her husbend Lord admiral Thomas Seymour with princess Elizabeth

  2. It's not connected to the Thomas Seymour incident. It's from an English translation from the Latin that Katherine published in 1544: "Psalms or Prayers taken out of the Holy Scripture." Susan James quotes it on page 274 of Kateryn Parr: The Making of a Queen. James notes that there was a strong theme in the book about wanting to smite one's enemies, which might have appealed to Katherine against those who resented her new royal status.

  3. I think this quote may have been in response to the rumors that she was Protestant, but I'm not sure.

  4. I think that when she said "they", she was referring to those who started the rumors of her being a heretic.


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