ODNB -- Lfe: Mary [Mary of Modena] (1658-1718), queen of England,
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Mary [Mary of Modena] (1658-1718), queen of England, Scotland, and
Ireland, consort of James II ...
- Michael Robinson wrote:
>Thank you for this link - I enjoyed reading the entry. I had had no idea
> *Includes many spoilers*
> Mary [Mary of Modena] (1658-1718), queen of England, Scotland, and
> Ireland, consort of James II ...
Mary of Modena was so young when she married, nor that she had had so
many miscarriages or short-lived children. One does wonder if James had
had some form of sexually transmitted disease which was passed on (I
have recently read a biography of Mrs Beeton, where her similar
situation - a string of failed pregnancies followed eventually by
healthy ones - was put down to her husband's syphilis). Poor woman! And
having to cope with her husband being hustled out of his kingdom and
then enduring operations for cancer.