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Historical Accuracy / Polonius
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0137  Wednesday, 8 March 2006

From: 		Ben Alexander <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 7 Mar 2006 18:51:09 -0000
Subject: 	Threads: Historical Accuracy / Polonius

In July 1597 a very flamboyant Polish Ambassador came to London and 
suggested that Queen
Elizabeth should consider a marriage to the Polish King. Improvising in 
Latin the Queen
said that she could not possibly consider a marriage to an elected King.

When Hamlet was played at Court this would resonate much better with the 
audience than
some obtuse remark about Denmark; although James VI in Scotland was 
married to a Danish
princess.

Ben Alexander

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