Lot 726: Mary Of Modena



2015-07-10 15:43:19

Lot 726: Mary Of Modena: (1658-1718) Queen Consort Of England, Scotland & Ireland 1685-88, The Second Wife Of King James Ii And Vii. A.L.S., Maria R, Three Pages, 4To, Bourbon, 2Nd May (1701), To An Unidentified Correspondent, In French. The Queen Writes A Charming Letter, Asking Her 'Dearest Mother' For Her To Obtain The Forgiveness Of Their Sisters For Having Done Nothing For Their Home For Twelve Years, Further Wishing For The Election Of A New Superior 'Who Must Be Wise, Enlightened, Intriguing And Above All Not Too Orthodox' And Also Remarking '...It Is Time To Tell Us That God Heard The Prayers You All Made For The King My Husband, He Is Recovering And Strengthened....And I Hope That We Will Bring The Perfect Healthy Waters To Make All The Good You Could Wish' The Queen Writes A Little More Of Curing The King And Conveys Her Husbands Thanks For Their Prayers. A Good Letter Written Just Several Months Before The Death Of King James Ii And Vii. Ex King James Ii And Vii Had Suffered A Seizure And Fit During A Good Friday Service On The 4Th March 1701 And Was Advised By His Doctors To Take The Waters At Bourbon Which, They Felt, Would Perfectly Restore His Health. On His Return To Saint-Germain-En-Laye, Where He Lived With Mary Of Modena In The Royal Chateau, The King Suffered Further Attacks And Died Of A Brain Haemorrhage On 16Th September 1701. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £400 - 600
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