Monday, September 13, 2021

A Right Royal Riddle: Who Am I?


A Gotha Quiz: Who Am I?

By Darren Shelton for the European Royal History Journal.

I was the granddaughter of a king. My mother counted among her siblings the spouses of several reigning monarchs. To marry my husband I made a mad dash across Europe. I married a man who was the head of his house. My husband's suspect birth started a tradition at subsequent royal births. Who am I and who was my husband? 

The answer will be revealed on Wednesday.


I am Maria Clementina Sobieska (1702-1735). My husband was Prince James Francis Edward Stuart (1688-1766), the Jacobite heir who was known as the "Old Pretender." 

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