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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Who's Your Favorite Historical Queen ?
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 02:09:42 -0000
Among other faults aplenty, Henry VIII said that Anne of Cleves smelled
Mares do too ---- often.
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"D. Spencer Hines" <> wrote in message
| Well, sort of.
| Anne of Cleves died on 16/17 Jul 1557, at 41, whereas Mary I, Queen of
| England died on 17 Nov 1558, at 42.
| So, they died well *over* a year apart.
| However, Mary, was Queen of England when she died. <g>
| And, Anne of Cleves was born in Dsseldorf ---- so she was actually
| German, not Flemish. She did speak High Dutch.
| Mare? You decide.
| Hans Holbein painted the flattering portrait of her that snookered
| Deus Vult.
| "David R. Teague" <> wrote in message
| | If we're talking about Tudor era queens, give me Anne of Cleves any
| | Which of Henry VIII's other spouses was able to walk away from
| | with the big guy with nary so much as a scratch, get a government
| | and the honorary title of "The King's Own Dear Sister" for life,
| | have to go home in pieces (or disgrace) to the family, remain an
| | independent woman for life, and even outlive the erstwhile husband
| | said to have compared her to a Flemish mare? (In fact, she outlived
| | Edward VI as well, and only died about a year before "Bloody" Mary.)
| | David Teague
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