The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.06637 Thursday, 15 April 1999.
Date: Wednesday, 14 Apr 1999 08:49:14 +0000
Subject: 10.0651 Re: Elizabeth I
Comment: Re: SHK 10.0651 Re: Elizabeth I
>Stephanie Hughes writes that Henri IV was brother of suitor who came
>closest to marrying Elizabeth. If she is referring to Alencon/Anjou as
>that suitor, it would be correct to say that Henri IV was former
>brother-in-law to that suitor through Henri's first marriage, that is,
>to Margot Valois.
>Frances K. Barasch
Yes, of course. Once again, alas, memory did not serve, or rather,
served warmed over hash. I don't suppose we dare rely on the intimate
knowledge of Queen Elizabeth's virginity status by a mere brother-in-law
of her suitor. Still, it is a good anecdote, if one gets it right (and
has a citation).