> been following this thread much, but let us not forget Wanda, (princess?
> queen? something?) of Poland, who killed herself rather than marry a German.
> Yaaay, Wanda! (sorry, persona rooting there....I think it's just a legend, but
> it do fall into the category of propaganda: "we good, they bad")
And then there was the German princess Rose of Turiada in Latvia who
killed herself rather than be raped by the attacking Swedes. Drinking
from the spring in the cave where she committed suicide is said to cure
all sorts of ills, and it is a common spot for newlyweds and the wedding
party to go to be photographed.