Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 5 months ago

Would a King (or Royal) ever beg for their life in medieval and Renaissance times? ?

We’re they expected to be dignified at all times? 

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago
    Favourite answer

    I would have thought so, in the right circumstances. 

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    I don’t believe that it ever happened. The two wives of Henry who stood trial, namely Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, of course duly mounted a defence; but I suspect you may be probing for a display somewhat less dignified.

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It is possible to plea for mercy and be dignified at the same time!

  • 5 months ago

    I am almost certain that at least some of Henry's wives begged for their lives at least in private.

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