Historical women's letters auctioned in Paris

The auction of around 1500 letters of famous women, including Catherine of Aragon's plea to Pope Clement VII to block her divorce from Henry VIII, took place in November 2014 in Paris. The auction, whose book was entitled Women: Letters and Signed Manuscripts, brought a total of EU 794,173. (photo)

“It’s really the first time so important a collection in terms of both quantity and content and time period covered, has been seen," said manuscript expert Thierry Bodin before the auction. It covers women from all domains, historical figures, writers, actors, painters, scientists.”

The Catherine of Aragon letter brought EU 68,750 according to Rare Book Hub.