An excellent blog by Dr. Lipscomb but has she left out any relevant points:
I am sure our readers will have some ideas.
It is obvious that so young, brillant man as Henry had to know “whether ther appere any here about hir lippes or not”. Oh, Lord…:))))))))))))
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But he was not picky when it comes to her personality. He had no requirements in that regard. Though he did need her to speak French and Latin. Well, I guess he wanted his wife to speak, that’s something at least…
I never realized before that Henry VII provided such great comedy material. One could make a period sitcom about Henry choosing a bride.
“Ambassador, are you looking at my feet?!”
“No, Your Grace, I am…uh… worshipping the ground you walk on!”
“Could you please not lean so close into my face?”
“Apologies, Your Grace… I am…err…hard of hearing, and I’m hanging on every wise br.. word that comes out if your mouth!”
I wonder in what way the ambassador looked for the answers needed by King. This is may be the reason why the duchess refused Henry:)))
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