Anna of Saxony: The Scarlet Lady of Orange

Ingrun Mann

Published by Winged Hussar Publishing, 2017
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Synopsis: A scandalous woman of the Renaissance who made history through her uncompromising defiance

In the early 1570s, Anna of Saxony (1544-77), second wife of the Dutch nobleman and rebel leader William of Orange, set Europe's noble courts ablaze with one of the sixteenth century's most sensational scandals. Although destined to a life of fabulous riches on the side of her glamorous husband, Anna failed to find happiness as political reversals and revolution in the Low Countries led to near destitution and a profound marital crisis. The embittered princess embarked on a love affair with the father of one of the age's greatest painters and gave birth to an illegitimate child.
The first biography of its kind in any language, the book follows young Anna from an unhappy girlhood in Germany to conjugal life inthe sophisticated Netherlands, while exploring her ruinous loveaffair with a married commoner. The author also interlaces Anna's lifelong personalbattles with absorbing details about Renaissance religious and social customs. Anna of Saxony breaks new ground in uncovering the little known tale of a female rebel, who dared to defy convention and the strictures of gender, irregardless of the consequences.

About the Author: Ingrun Mann was born in Germany and lives in the United States. After a career as a political analyst, she is now a lecturer of history at Northwest Florida State College.

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Title: Anna of Saxony: The Scarlet Lady of Orange
Publisher: Winged Hussar Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
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Book Description Winged Hussar Publishing, United States, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. A scandalous woman of the renassiance who made history In the early 1570s, a scandal worthy of the court of Henry VIII set Europe's noble courts ablaze with one of century's most shocking marital debacles. Anna of Saxony (1544-1577), wife of the Dutch prince and rebel leader William of Orange, had embarked on a torrid love affair with the father of one of the age's greatest painters and was pregnant with her lover's child. The princess' pregnancy and subsequent descent into madness signaled the end of a troubled royal marriage that had begun full of promise and with one of the most spectacular wedding celebrations of the age. Since her early youth at the glittering court of Dresden, Anna had been known as a difficult child and troublemaker. Servants complained about her violent outbursts, while courtiers bemoaned her general disregard for aristocratic female etiquette. Upon reaching her teenage years, the princess' guardians decided that Saxony's enfant terrible should leave home as quickly as possible by marrying a foreign suitor in a preferably far-away land. Enter William of Orange: handsome, charming, and heir to one of the Netherlands' largest estates. The fact that he was also a profligate partier and lover of women was conveniently overlooked. Anna immediately fell for the Dutch bon vivant despite warnings from a few well-meaning relatives. For one, William was a Catholic, while Anna adhered to the Protestant teachings of Martin Luther, critical voices cautioned, correctly predicting future trouble for the princess in the Catholic Netherlands. Furthermore, the prince's liege lord, the fanatical Philip II of Spain, very much disapproved of a match between his premier vassal and a "Lutheran heretic." There was also the issue of plain Anna's growing obsession with the roguish William; an obsession that was not reciprocated. In the end, the impetuous princess threw caution to the wind. No other than William would do for a husband, she insisted, while publicly announcing that "every vein in my body heartily loves him." In addition to a great story there are over forty illustrations and appendices. Seller Inventory # BZV9780996365727

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