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Re: Queen Elizabeth I's Other Profession
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1413  Friday, 24 May 2002

[1]     From:   Don Bloom <
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        Date:   Thursday, 23 May 2002 12:49:34 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1406 Queen Elizabeth I's Other Profession

[2]     From:   H. David Friedberg <
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        Date:   Thursday, 23 May 2002 16:26:19 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1406 Queen Elizabeth I's Other Profession


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From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Thursday, 23 May 2002 12:49:34 -0500
Subject: 13.1406 Queen Elizabeth I's Other Profession
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1406 Queen Elizabeth I's Other Profession

Larry Barkley informs us about this:

> In Charles Boyce's SHAKESPEARE A TO Z, I came upon an interesting
> footnote of history I had not read elsewhere; in addressing the Dark
> Lady question Mr. Boyce writes, "Others include Lucy Morgan (active
> 1579-1600), a one-time lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth who became a
> brothel keeper." Queen and brothel keeper--a most amazing woman.

The heck with the queen (quean?). Who is this noble-bawd? Is there any
confirmation of this delectable rumor? I suspect it's based on
slanderous lies about a real LIW who didn't do anything of the kind, or
on a real brothel keeper who claimed to be of noble blood, but wasn't.

Still, I'd like to know if it was true after all. Anybody have more
information? A more detailed source?

Cheers,
don bloom

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From:           H. David Friedberg <
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Date:           Thursday, 23 May 2002 16:26:19 -0400
Subject: 13.1406 Queen Elizabeth I's Other Profession
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1406 Queen Elizabeth I's Other Profession

Queen and brothel keeper--a most amazing woman.

Larry should not be surprised

If he were to meet Queen Elizabeth II he would find the preferred form
of address is Ma'am, pronounced as 'Marm"

Now you know the rest of the story

David

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