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Seeking Info on Keble Discovery
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1086  Monday, 22 April 2002

From:           Christopher Paul <
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Date:           Saturday, 20 Apr 2002 11:33:57 -0300
Subject:        Seeking Info on Keble Discovery

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

This is off the list's central topic, but with all the scholars out
there, I'm writing on the off chance one of you may be able to help me.

In the 24 July, 2000 issue of U.S. News & World Report, a special double
issue on "Mysteries of History", there was a brief article regarding
certain (laughable) rumours about Queen Elizabeth I.  But the article
contained the following statement:

"In 1870, a respected vicar, Thomas Keble, reportedly discovered remains
of a female child garbed in royal-style clothes, while work was being
done on Elizabeth's Gloucestershire house.  Keble reinterred the
body--but nobody knows where."

I am trying to track down the source of this information.  I have had no
luck contacting the magazine that published this info, and everything
I've been able to dig up (pardon the pun) on Thomas Keble makes no
mention of this discovery.  If anyone can shed light on the source of
this tidbit, I'd be most grateful.  Thank you for your attention.

--Christopher Paul

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