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Richard and Henry
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1737  Friday, 15 September 2000.

From:           Clinton Atchley <
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Date:           Friday, 15 Sep 2000 10:35:10 -0500
Subject:        Richard and Henry

Can anyone tell me why the real Richard II interfered with Henry
Bolingbrook's marriage to the daughter of the Duc de Berri?  Why was
permission denied in this particular instance?  Why would Richard want
to intercede in the union between Henry and the Duc de Berri's
daughter?  Such a union could help to stabilize French-English
relations--de Berri was Charles VI's uncle.  Was this paranoia?  Was
Richard afraid that Henry might marry into some powerful allies?  Or did
Richard deny permission because he had a beef with Henry?  Or just for
meanness?
 

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