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Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned

King Ferrand of Portugal was held captive from 1213 to 1226 by the Turks.  They demanded ransom.  But Portugal’s Queen Jeanne refused to pay for her husband’s return.  She had beaten him in a chess game, and he had consequently hit her on the nose with his fist.  It upset her considerably.

I found this story in Boyd’s Book of Odd Facts by L.M. Boyd (1979)


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