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Parr By Birth-Made Noble?

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In the preface of Lamentations, William Cecil describes Parr as "by birth made noble, by marriage most noble, by wisdom godly, by a mighty King, an excellent Queen; by a famous Henry, a renowned Katherine." It is true that it was during her time as queen and regent, she exercised the most power and influence. She collected upon debts owed to the crown, attacked price gouging, entertained foreign dignitaries when the King was physically unable to, promoted family members and reformers to important positions within the court, but most importantly laid the groundwork for her future influences by establishing relationships with the royal children. She provided Edward with love and affection that he was lacking from the fact that prior to Parr,
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