Princess Henrietta of England

Died aged 26

Henrietta of England; born Henrietta Anne of England; 16 June 1644 O.S. [26 June 1644 N.S.] – 30 June 1670) was the youngest daughter of King Charles I of England and Queen Henrietta Maria of France. Fleeing England with her mother and governess at the age of three, Henrietta moved to the court of her first cousin, King Louis XIV of France, where she was known as Minette. She married her other cousin Philippe I, Duke of Orléans and became a fille de France, but their relationship was marked by frequent tensions over common suitors. Very clever, Henrietta was instrumental in negotiating the Secret Treaty of Dover against the Dutch Republic in June 1670, the same month as her unexpected death. Jacobite claimed the British throne following Henry Benedict Stuart's death descend from her daughter Anne Marie, Queen of Sardinia.

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A Dominican convent occupied the site of this Circus A.D. 1259. In 1539 it was granted to John Lord Russell who converted it into Bedford House where in 1644 was born Princess Henrietta, daughter of King Charles I. In 1773 it was removed and the erection of the present circus commenced.

Debenhams, Exeter, United Kingdom where they was born (1644)