Princess Narinthorn Thewi: The “Unconventional Royal Chronicle” from Women’s Perspectives and the Changing of King Taksin Image in Thai History

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Kampol Champapan


            This article analyzed Memoirs Archives of Princess Narinthorn Thewi”, a famous historical writing written in early Rattanakosin, by using historical methodology. Findings indicate that the writing differs from royal chronicles since it was written from a woman’s perspective and knowledge, especially shown with the biography of King Taksin, one of the great Thai kings who liberated Siam after the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767. The author proposed that, due to her great contribution to the study of Thai historiography, Princess Narinthorn Thewi should be considered the first female historian of Siam.


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