1893 text

Mary, Princess Royal, eldest daughter of Charles I., and widow of William of Nassau, Prince of Orange. She was not supposed to be inconsolable, and scandal followed her at the court of Charles II., where she died of small-pox, December 24th, 1660.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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vincent  •  Link

List of Princesses Royal
The following is a complete list of women officially styled as "Princess Royal
Mary was the first to have this english title she was approx. 18 mths younger than C2
for more mary's bio at

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The lady Mary was so far from being corrupted by a dissolute court, and a licentious age, that she maintained throughout her life the most unaffected piety and virtue. She was married, in this reign, to the prince of Orange; and made the most exemplary wife to a man, who, when a hero in the bloom of youth, had scarce a single quality to recommend him to the female sex.
---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1779

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