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Old 05-03-2019, 06:15 PM   #172
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Originally Posted by Catlady View Post
Would Elizabeth--or any young noblewoman of the time--have expected anything other than an arranged marriage advantageous to her family? Seems to me that if you expect to be married off to someone, becoming queen would be quite a consolation prize.

Don't know Game of Thrones at all.
No, I don’t know it either.

I agree Elizabeth would have known she would have no say in who she was married to. I don’t think there is any proof of the suggestion that she was to be married to Richard, other than a letter addressed to him, which could have been from her or her mother, assuring him of her devotion, or words to that effect. Not necessarily anything to do with marriage.

I think Henry might have been the husband from hell, whatever his mother was! Why do you say Elizabeth wanted to be queen, Catlady? I should think the further away from court, the better.

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