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Pauline   Link to this

Stuart, Henrietta Anne
Birth : 16 Jun 1644 Bedford House, Exeter, England
Father: Stuart, Charles I King of England
Mother: Bourbon, Henriette Marie
Marriage: 31 Mar 1661 in Paris, France
Spouse: Orleans, Philippe Duke of
Death : 30 Jun 1670 St. Cloud - poisoned

She appears to be Philippe's second wife and the first wife lived into the next century.

Michiel van der Leeuw   Link to this

Henrietta actually was Philippe's first wife. In 1671 he remarried Elisabeth Charlotte, daughter of Charles I of the Pfalz (son of the "Winter King" Frederick V and Elisabeth, sister of king Charles I). She was the famous "Liselotte" von der Pfalz, known for her intelligence and good companionship with Louis XIV.

Pauline   Link to this

Yeah, I know, Michiel
Made the mistake and couldn't figure out how to correct it. This is an unforgiving medium.

Sjoerd Spoelstra   Link to this

Henrietta-Anne Stuart was left behind at Exeter when her mother fled to France, but her governess smuggled her to France in 1646, where she was raised Catholic. With a reputation for cleverness and beauty, she was married to Philippe d'Orleans in 1661. Shortly afterwards, the obvious attentions of both Buckingham and De Guiche did indeed arouse her husband's jealousy, leading to both Buckingham and De Guiche being persuaded to leave the court. Their marriage, due to Philippe's homosexuality and excessive
jealousy, was far short of successful. Before the king took La Valliere as his mistress, he was quite captivated by Henrietta, and it wasn't
until the monarch's attentions shifted to La Valliere that she became
receptive to De Guiche's advances. In 1670 she was sent to England to
persuade Charles II to sign the Treaty of Dover, which he did, and was
poisoned to death on her return.

from http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/soc/gutenberg/etext02/vb...

Mary   Link to this

Henrietta Anne

Charles II was devoted to this sister, his beloved Minette, who was in some ways the one,true love of his life. He once confessed that she was the only woman who really had any influence over him.

vincent   Link to this

Henrietta in better days
http://www.abcgallery.com/V/vandyck/vandyck26.html
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Peter   Link to this

Vincent, that looks like Henrietta-Maria rather than Henrietta-Anne.

Nix   Link to this

Portraits of Henrietta-Anne:

http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/person.asp?Li...

http://www.exeter.gov.uk/visiting/attractions/l...

"The Unlucky Duchess of Orleans

"Henrietta Anne was the daughter of Charles I of England and Henrietta Marie from France. She was born in 1644 at Exeter and was exiled by Cromwell with her brother, Charles II. She was unlucky in her attempts to marry and was rejected by the Duke of Savoy and the de Medici heir of Tuscany.

"In 1661, the year after her brother was restored to the throne, she married Philippe, Duke of Orleans. The marriage was rather unfortunate. Philippe had been a pretty boy who liked dressing as a girl and helping the court ladies sew. As he grew older, his effeminacy and prettiness became more pronounced; he loved parties, gossip, jewels, fussy clothes and the tinkle of bells. Philippe remained amorous for only two weeks after his marriage, though the couple still had four children."

"Henrietta died suddenly on 30 June 1670 aged only twenty-six. Poison was suspected and so was Philippe, but an investigation by the Duke of Montagu found that she had died of natural causes. Henrietta is buried at St. Denis, France."

Source --
http://finmere.org.uk/history/pubs/newsletters/...

vincent   Link to this

Peter 'Tis true I cannae read thanks :

jeannine   Link to this

From Grammont's footnotes

Henrietta, youngest daughter of Charles the First, born at Exeter, 16th June, 1644, from whence she was removed to London in 1646, and, with her governess, Lady Dalkeith, soon afterwards conveyed to France. On the Restoration, she came over to England with her mother, but returned to France in about six months, and was married to Philip, Duke of Orleans, only brother of Lewis XIV. In May, 1760, she came again to Dover, on a mission of a political nature, it is supposed, from the French king to her brother, in which she was successful. She died, soon after her return to France, suddenly, not without suspicion of having been poisoned by her husband. King James, in his Diary, says, "On the 22nd of June, the news of the Duchess of Orleans' death arrived. It was suspected that counter-poisons were given her; but when she was opened, in the presence of the English ambassador, the Earl of Ailesbury, an English physician, and surgeon, there appeared no grounds of suspicion of any foul play. Yet Bucks talked openly that she was poisoned; and was so violent as to propose to foreign ministers to make war on France." -- Macpherson's Original Papers, vol. i. At the end of Lord Arlington's Letters are five very remarkable ones from a person of quality, who is said to have been actually on the spot, giving a particular relation of her death.

http://www.pseudopodium.org/repress/grammont/no... see note 155

Katie Marzullo   Link to this

Okay, she was NOT poisoned (even her biographer and contemporary, Madame de la Fayette, says that she initially suspected poison but later felt ashamed she had ever thought so). She died of a perforated ulcer. BUT this does not wholly exonerate Philippe of her death. We can be pretty sure he put that ulcer there.

Also, Louis XIV was NOT the father of any of her children. There is no evidence to suggest their relationship was anything more than a flirtation. And considering that, on her deathbed, Henriette still maintained her fidelity to Philippe, in the presence of her confessors no less, we can be well-assured that she never strayed.

Incidentally, my thesis film, which I am currently working on, is about her and the brief flirtation she had with le Comte de Guiche. My first cut (and related projects can be viewed here --> http://www.vimeo.com/album/48669

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