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Which queen had 24 pockets sewn into her hoopskirt to hold the embalmed hearts of her sweethearts in separate boxes so she could be with them always?

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Queen Marguerite de Valois (1552-1615) of Navarre, Spain, had pockets sewn into the lining or her huge hoopskirt. The pockets held the hearts of her 34 successive sweethearts, each embalmed and sealed in a separate box. link

Apr 19 2004, 9:17 AM
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Following the execution of Sir Walter Raleigh, his wife carried his embalmed head around with her - apparently for the next 29 years until her death. Personally I prefer a handbag.

Apr 19 2004, 9:35 AM
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