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    Queen Henrietta Maria Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 6" x 8", 1626, to Cardinal Richelieu. Henrietta Maria, wife of Britain's doomed King Charles I, was born to the French King Henri IV in 1609. This rare letter was written by the teen-aged queen within a year of her 1625 marriage to Charles I. It is penned in French and addressed to her fearsome cousin, the powerful French statesman Cardinal Richelieu. Folds, overall browning and one .25" area of paper loss in the text. Very Good condition. The item's gilt wooden frame also contains a 19th century engraved portrait of Henrietta Maria. An open window on the verso displays the address panel of the letter. 19.0" x 13.75" overall. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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