Feb. 2nd, 2009

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Philip of Spain lay his hand over mine. This was not brotherly care that he was bestowing upon me now. This was undoubtedly his opening bid to be the husband of the next Queen of England, even now while its present Queen, my sister Mary, lie even her chambers dying. It was only by a sheer dominance of my own Will that I did not fling his hand off with all of the rage that was now rising to a heated boil within me!

"I know well enough that you do not wish to leave England's shores," he said," who would ever truly wish to leave their country? But perhaps it may also be because your highest ambitions lie here," he ventured

"What does it matter, Sir, if but if I were to pay a visit to your Aunt in the Spanish Netherlands or to go abroad to meet with my potential bridegroom that you and my sister have selected for me? In either case, you yourself have promised me Your Highness' unwavering support and brotherly care."Read more... )

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