Image for Helen Castor looking at an embroidered book made by Elizabeth I

Helen Castor looking at an embroidered book made by Elizabeth I

Duration: 01:33

Helen gets a rare glimpse of the beautiful embroidered book Elizabeth I made aged 11 for her stepmother Katharine Parr. It is her translation from French of Queen Marguerite of Navarre's "Mirror of the Sinful Soul". Helen explains how at the age of five her own interest in history was kindled by the story of Elizabeth’s childhood.

Available since: Fri 5 Aug 2011

Credits

Series Producer
Mary Sackville-West
Presenter
Helen Castor
Producer
Fiona Cushley
Executive Producer
Helen Thomas

This clip is from

A Renaissance Education: The Schooling of Thomas More's Daughter

How the ideas that shaped Margaret More's education changed the cultural life of England.

First broadcast: 11 Aug 2011

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