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By Ingrun Mann

due to the fact that her early formative years on the glittering court docket of Dresden, Anna have been recognized as a difficult child and troublemaker.  Servants complained approximately her violent outbursts, whereas courtiers bemoaned her common fail to remember for aristocratic girl etiquette.  Upon attaining her teenage years, the princess’ guardians made up our minds that Saxony’s enfant terrible should go away domestic as speedy as attainable via marrying a overseas suitor in a ideally far-away land.  input William of Orange: good-looking, captivating, and inheritor to at least one of the Netherlands’ biggest estates.  the truth that he used to be additionally a profligate partier and lover of ladies used to be very easily neglected.  Anna instantly fell for the Dutch bon vivant despite warnings from a couple of well-meaning relatives.  For one, William used to be a Catholic, whereas Anna adhered to the Protestant teachings of Martin Luther, severe voices counseled, safely predicting destiny difficulty for the princess within the Catholic Netherlands.  in addition, the prince’s liege lord, the fanatical Philip II of Spain, a great deal disapproved of a fit among his top-rated vassal and a “Lutheran heretic.”  there has been additionally the problem of simple Anna’s transforming into obsession with the roguish William; an obsession that used to be no longer reciprocated.  in any case, the impetuous princess threw warning to the wind.  No except William could do for a husband, she insisted, whereas publicly saying that “every vein in my physique heartily loves him.”

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