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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Royal Death From Plague
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 22:43:13 GMT
Your quarrel is really with the chemist.
He has been hedging his bets ---- carefully.
D. Spencer Hines
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"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of
in your philosophy." --- William Shakespeare [1564-1616] The Tragedy of
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act I, Scene V, Line 166
"Urania" <> wrote in message
| The basic premise of this post is incorrect. Members of the Royal
| family DID die of the plague.
| 1. Anne of Bohemia, Queen to Richard II, died of the plague in 1394,
| 2. Blanche, Duchess of Lancaster, first wife of John of Gaunt, son of
| Edward III, died of the plague in 1369.
| The incidence of the plague was almost certainly lower in Royal
| households for reasons of health, space and mobility as mentioned in
| earlier posts but NO ONE was immune !
| And the husbands grieved just as sorely.
| (Ms) B.M. Cook
| Marc <> wrote in message
| > Lots of history lessons for me in there. I had wondered how much of
| > stood the test of reality. As some of you mentioned most of the
| places I
| > have seen the story have something to gain.
| > I have been able to avoid any colds this season but that still
| > nothing. I mostly think it makes the house smell nice.
| > Marc
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