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.

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Phil   Link to this

"Princess Royal" generally denotes the eldest daughter of the monarch: http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Royal

Nix   Link to this

The princess at the age of ten --

http://www.mfa.org/handbook/portrait.asp?s=6&id...

vincent   Link to this

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
http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Princess_of...

Bill   Link to this

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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