The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1479 Thursday, 10 August 2000.
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