Thursday, August 24, 2006
Henrietta Maria Stuart ( spouse of Charles 1st)
An odd heroine for a Socialist/Quaker/Republican but there you go. I am in the happy position of living in a multi-faith society with a democracy not a Monarch who believes they have any divine rights ( at least I hope not) . I was fascinated by her as a teenager , read biographies and admired her greatly .I still do but have forgotton so much in passing years.I'll say she was one sassy gal to say the very least .I'm not one for visiting graves of famous people but if I'm in France sometime maybe I could ..except her heart is in one place and the rest of her elsewhere.If in Washington I'd head for Arlington .I can't get her out of my head so will have to search Mum's books to see if I left any bios. there or go to the library.She is annoying though as I am now used to footage and newspaper articles etc and to making up my own mind.