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5 myths about the middle ages that everyone believes

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Antoine Vanner
Location: South-East England

Women's Objections to Mistresses

Postby Antoine Vanner » Sat January 19th, 2013, 5:12 pm

"EC2" wrote:Mine was that Eleanor of Aquitaine rebelled because her husband had too many mistresses. Goodness, she couldn't give a stuff about his mistresses. It was at the point when he had her barons do homage to her eldest son for Poitou and leave her out of it entirely that the last gasket blew. The fights were over land, power and politics, not who he'd been shagging the night before.

Though it refers to a little later than the period of discussion I love the story of George II reassuring his wife, Caroline of Ansbach, on her deathbed that his grief for her would be so deep that he would never remarry, merely keep mistresses. I have no doubt that this comforted the poor lady enormously.

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Postby Margaret » Sat January 19th, 2013, 5:42 pm

his grief for her would be so deep that he would never remarry, merely keep mistresses

That's priceless!
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Postby Helen_Davis » Sun January 20th, 2013, 1:16 am

thank you.

Showed this to.a friend.and.he ended the friendship over.it.

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