: Mercy had the king and Empress convinced. Only
: the illness prevented it.
: The weirdest still are the Iberian
: marriages. Maria da Gloria's son from her
: marriage to her paternal uncle marrying her
: sister (his maternal aunt and paternal first
Not Maria da Gloria (D.Maria II), but her gr.grand-mother D. Maria I (D.Maria Francisca).
Maria da Gloria was engaged to her paternal uncle D.Miguel but the engagement was broken later after he took her crown.
: Isabel II marying her first cousin with both
: their fathers being brothers, their mothers
: being full sisters and their maternal
: grandmother being a sister of their father
: and their maternal grandfather being a first
: cousin of his wife and her brothers (who
: became his sons-in-law).
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: I also would have liked it if Louis XV had
: married Marie-Antoinette's sister Elisabeth
: after the death of Queen Marie Leczinska.
: Unfortunately the archduchess caught the
: pocks and was disfigured. Before it she was
: considered to be a good-looking woman.
: Having a grown sister as Queen/dowager Queen
: at court would have made Marie Antoinette's
: life a lot easier.
: I know there have been stranger marital
: arrangements but I think it would have been
: quite peculiar for the Queen's sister to
: also be her step-grandmother-in-law...
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