[Milton-L] Milton and Lady Di?

William Moeck William.Moeck at ncc.edu
Fri Sep 7 16:13:38 EDT 2007


I think Di was related distantly to Edmund Spenser.

----- Original Message -----
From: Margaret Thickstun <mthickst at hamilton.edu>
Date: Friday, September 7, 2007 12:09 pm
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Milton and Lady Di?

> She would have to be a collateral descendant, because it is my 
> memory 
> that Lady Alice either never married or married past child-bearing 
> age.  
> I'll see if I can dredge up that information.
> 
> Christopher Baker wrote:
> > Is it possible that Princess Diana (Lady Diana Frances Spencer) 
> was a descendant of Alice Spencer, Countess of Derby, for whom 
> "Arcades" was written?  I have done some looking in the DNB, but 
> there do not seem to be any connections there.  If there were a 
> distant link, it would be an interesting tidbit to mention to 
> students.> Thanks,
> > Christopher Baker
> >
> >
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