Saturday, July 29, 2017

Fact of the Day: Princess Mary of Great Britain

Princess Mary was the daughter of King George II, but her life wasn't very happy despite being a princess. She was married to Fredrick II of Hesse which was a Germanic state loyal to the Holy Roman Empire. Her husband was said to be a boorish brute and subjected her to spousal abuse. Things didn't get much better when he converted to Roman Catholicism, but she was supported by her father-in-law when the marriage became estranged. 

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like she had to deal with a lot of crap indeed

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  2. I can imagine back then that people turned a blind eye to abuse, and it's sad that she had to suffer through that. Hugs...

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  3. Most royal women were pawns. But then, her life wasn't so different from many women in that time, other than her cage was gilded.

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  4. Being a real princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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  5. Life for many royal princesses was often awful despite the usual wealth. They were traded like property and were often very unfortunate in those trades. Still, probably a hell of a lot better than for their subjects at the time.

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