Ingrun Mann's Anna of Saxony: The Scarlet Lady of Orange PDF

By Ingrun Mann

considering her early adolescence on the glittering court docket of Dresden, Anna have been identified as a difficult child and troublemaker.  Servants complained approximately her violent outbursts, whereas courtiers bemoaned her common overlook for aristocratic woman etiquette.  Upon achieving her teenage years, the princess’ guardians made up our minds that Saxony’s enfant terrible should go away domestic as fast as attainable through marrying a international suitor in a ideally far-away land.  input William of Orange: good-looking, fascinating, and inheritor to at least one of the Netherlands’ greatest estates.  the truth that he used to be additionally a profligate partier and lover of girls used to be with ease ignored.  Anna instantly fell for the Dutch bon vivant despite warnings from a couple of well-meaning relatives.  For one, William used to be a Catholic, whereas Anna adhered to the Protestant teachings of Martin Luther, severe voices suggested, properly predicting destiny hassle for the princess within the Catholic Netherlands.  additionally, the prince’s liege lord, the fanatical Philip II of Spain, a great deal disapproved of a fit among his most suitable vassal and a “Lutheran heretic.”  there has been additionally the difficulty of simple Anna’s transforming into obsession with the roguish William; an obsession that used to be now not reciprocated.  finally, the impetuous princess threw warning to the wind.  No except William may do for a husband, she insisted, whereas publicly saying that “every vein in my physique heartily loves him.”

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