The Princess Elizabeth to King Edward VI, 1553

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Title

The Princess Elizabeth to King Edward VI, 1553

Subject

King Edward and his failing health

Description

From a letter by Princess Elizabeth, to her younger brother, Edward, King Edward VI of England. Although the letter is not dated, he was already in failing health. He died July 1553, and Elizabeth's half sister Mary succeeded him. Elizabeth lived in exile until Mary had her taken to the Tower of London. In November 1558 Mary died and Elizabeth succeeded the throne.

Creator

Elizabeth I

Source

Original Letters Illustrative of English History. Vol II. Henry Ellis, ed. London: Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1824. 145-6.

Princess Elizabeth's letter to Edward VI, 1553 British Library Harley MS 6986, f.23 Copyright © The British Library Board

Publisher

British Library, MS Harley 6986, art. 16, fol. 23

Date

c. 1553

Contributor

Mary Ellen Pethel

Rights

Copyright ©1996-2012 Anniina Jokinen. All Rights Reserved.

Format

Paper

Type

Text

Identifier

Anniina Jokinen note: Edward became King in 1547, when he was barely 10 years old; Elizabeth barely fourteen. So strictly was he governed by his regency council, that neither his sisters nor the dowager queen Katherine Parr were allowed to visit him—a matter which grieved Edward and his family. This letter is not dated.

Files

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Collection

Reference

Elizabeth I, The Princess Elizabeth to King Edward VI, 1553, British Library, MS Harley 6986, art. 16, fol. 23, c. 1553

Cite As

Elizabeth I, “The Princess Elizabeth to King Edward VI, 1553,” Power of Persuasion, accessed May 18, 2022, https://powerofpersuasion.omeka.net/items/show/5.