Queen Elizabeth I: Student Of Irish

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“In the library of Farmleigh House in Dublin (where I used to work as a tour guide), there is a document known as Queen Elizabeth I’s Irish Primer. Probably dating from the 1560s, the preface to the primer says it was written at the Queen’s command, and in the light of her desire to spread the Reformation to the Irish people, for most of whom Irish – not English – was a first language.”

 

Meeting The Queen (EarlyModernJohn)

Images and Text of primer here

Thanks Tom Lowe