Dry my eyes or let the tears flow. I’m torn. This reconciliation of father and daughter–contrived as it was–saved the life of Queen Mary I of England. But it’s the motive behind the missive that strikes a chord.
The words of Catherine of Aragon — a steadfast WIFE and MOTHER as ever there were — will move the hardest heart.
Would that such a love of God and duty prevailed today.
Thank you HISTORICAL DIARIES for keeping us grounded.
Queen Mary of England was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. She was born at Greenwich on February 18th, 1516. Mary’s life was troubled early on with the public divorce and multiple marriage disasters of her father King Henry.
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