Ladybird Books. 'The Elves and the Shoemaker. My goodness I am now 58yrs old and these delightful books take me right back, right back to such a wonderful happy childhood. My brother and I loved them. KMW
Katherine's personal copy of Sermon of Saint Chrystosom Jean shows me exquisite prayer books written by Katherine herself, one stitched into a valuable binding by the nuns at nearby Little Gidding. When Henry died, she stored her jewels, many of which were her own, in the Tower, but Edward Seymour – her new husband’s even wilier brother and the young king’s protector – wouldn’t give them back. In one letter she writes that she hates him so much she would like to bite him.