An Overlooked Connection of Anne Boleyn's Maid of Honour, Elizabeth Holland, with BL, King's MS. 9 - British Library Research Repository
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An Overlooked Connection of Anne Boleyn's Maid of Honour, Elizabeth Holland, with BL, King's MS. 9

2017

Abstract

BL, King's MS. 9 is one of only three Books of Hours with a connection to Henry VIII's second wife, the controversial Anne Boleyn. This prayer book provides an intimate insight into Henry VIII's courtship of Anne, but its historical significance does not end here. It has been hitherto overlooked by historians that the BL, King's MS. 9 was also owned by one of Anne Boleyn's maids of honour, Elizabeth Holland, and her husband, Henry Reppes. This paper delves into this overlooked connection and provides information on Elizabeth Holland's royal service, marriage and tragic death.

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