By Ingrun Mann

ISBN-10: 0996365729

ISBN-13: 9780996365727

on account that her early adolescence on the glittering courtroom of Dresden, Anna have been identified as a difficult child and troublemaker.  Servants complained approximately her violent outbursts, whereas courtiers bemoaned her basic overlook for aristocratic lady etiquette.  Upon attaining her teenage years, the princess’ guardians made up our minds that Saxony’s enfant terrible should depart domestic as fast as attainable through marrying a international suitor in a ideally far-away land.  input William of Orange: good-looking, fascinating, and inheritor to at least one of the Netherlands’ greatest estates.  the truth that he was once additionally a profligate partier and lover of girls used to be comfortably neglected.  Anna instantly fell for the Dutch bon vivant despite warnings from a couple of well-meaning relatives.  For one, William was once a Catholic, whereas Anna adhered to the Protestant teachings of Martin Luther, serious voices recommended, appropriately predicting destiny hassle for the princess within the Catholic Netherlands.  additionally, the prince’s liege lord, the fanatical Philip II of Spain, a great deal disapproved of a fit among his most well known vassal and a “Lutheran heretic.”  there has been additionally the problem of simple Anna’s transforming into obsession with the roguish William; an obsession that was once now not reciprocated.  after all, the impetuous princess threw warning to the wind.  No except William might do for a husband, she insisted, whereas publicly asserting that “every vein in my physique heartily loves him.”

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