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The Ring of Royal Little Fingers
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1479  Thursday, 10 August 2000.

From:           Lucia A. Setari <
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Date:           Wednesday, 9 Aug 2000 08:12:03 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        The Ring of Royal Little Fingers

Glancing through an illustrated book of history, I noticed that both
Richard III and Henry VIII are portrayed as if they were slipping a ring
off, or, more likely, on the little finger of their right hand.

Can any of you tell me the meaning of this gesture?

Thanks in advance.

Lucia A. Setari

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