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Monday, November 10, 2008

Nov 2

On this day in 1083, the smallest adult monarch died! Queen Matilda of Flanders, wife of William I the Conqueror. Standing 4' 2", Queen Matilda birthed 11 children to William and was true to him until one of her kids wanted the Crown. And then it all gets very muddled and leads to the War of the Roses-this is just a short note. Ha.

Also on this day in 1755, Marie-Antoinette was born. She was the last Queen of France- and yes, she lost her head to a crowd of very hungry French people.