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

By Ingrun Mann

seeing that her early formative years 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 basic forget for aristocratic girl etiquette.  Upon achieving her teenage years, the princess’ guardians made up our minds that Saxony’s enfant terrible should go away domestic as speedy as attainable by way of marrying a overseas suitor in a ideally far-away land.  input William of Orange: good-looking, fascinating, and inheritor to 1 of the Netherlands’ greatest estates.  the truth that he used to be additionally a profligate partier and lover of girls was once comfortably missed.  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, serious voices suggested, thoroughly predicting destiny difficulty for the princess within the Catholic Netherlands.  additionally, the prince’s liege lord, the fanatical Philip II of Spain, greatly disapproved of a fit among his finest vassal and a “Lutheran heretic.”  there has been additionally the problem of undeniable Anna’s becoming obsession with the roguish William; an obsession that used to be no longer reciprocated.  in any case, 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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