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Translation of 'The Mirror or Glass of the Sinful Soul'

Punning royal needlework. English, 1544. At the age of eleven, Princess Elizabeth translated and wrote out The Mirror or Glass of the Sinful Soul from a French meditational poem. She dedicated it to her stepmother, Queen Katherine Parr, as a New Year gift for 1 January 1545, hoping to secure her position in the royal family. The binding, surely also Elizabeth's own handiwork, is integral to the gi…