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"A Calamitous Accident for the Queen of Spain 1561" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2018 10:13 p.m. PST

"The Queen of Spain, Elisabeth of Valois had been in her new home and enjoying conjugal bliss for about a year. Her entertainments were not usually all that exciting really. She would enjoy picnics in the woods which the Spanish grandees and ladies found to be a novelty. Another entertainment consisted of Elisabeth, the King, prelates and the court riding out in procession to receive some ancient relic and escorting it to its shrine. Elisabeth would also go on outings to the cloisters and churches of Toledo and enjoyed visiting with the nuns, a perfectly acceptable pastime for a Queen of Spain.

Elisabeth was always heartily hailed and greeted by the people when she ventured out. Her coach would be followed by a great crowd shouting "Isabel of Peace and Goodness". Elisabeth always made sure that her face was open, not covered in scarves or veils so the people could recognize her. The people would congratulate each other and boast about how they had seen the Queen. It was during one of these visits that Elisabeth experienced a frightening accident….."
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goragrad09 Oct 2018 10:12 a.m. PST

Fairly far afield with this tango.

Did bring to mind (as as noted in a couple of the comments) Isadora Duncan and her scarf.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 11:16 a.m. PST



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