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Elizabeth I and Autopsies
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0100  Friday, 6 March 2009

From:      Frank Whigham <
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Date:      Friday, March 06, 2009 10:19 AM
Subject:   Elizabeth I and Autopsies

Dear Colleagues,

I was once told about a text that apparently records that Elizabeth I 
had an autopsy performed on (I think) one of her female attendants who 
had died, in search of physical evidence imprinted on the dead woman's 
heart that she had been in love. Can anyone identify a source for this tale?

Many thanks.

~Frank Whigham

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