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Muriel St Clare Byrne, correspondence


Letters to Muriel St Clare Byrne from Neville Coghill and Peter Hall

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Muriel St. Clare Byrne, born in 1895 , was a prominent historical researcher, specializing in the reign of Henry VIII of England. She gathered together and edited primary sources and published these, including 'The Lisle Letters', and 'The Letters and Papers of the Reign of Henry VIII', as well as publishing books which were entirely her own work, such as 'Elizabethan Life in Town and Country', 'Elizabethan Home' and 'Common or Garden Child'. A friend of Dorothy L. Sayers, she co-wrote the play upon which Sayers's novel 'Busman's Honeymoon' was later based.