Hastings, Maria (Hantinskaya)( niece of Queen Elizabeth, the bride of Ivan the Terrible)
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Biography Hastings, Maria (Hantinskaya)
In 1583, Mr.. King went to London nobleman Fyodor Pisemskiy, . which, . incidentally, . instructed to be alone with the Queen and for the mystery to reveal to her the idea of the sovereign's marriage argument, . If Maria has the quality needed for the royal bride, . for which demand a meeting with her and her beautiful image ",
. In the event that the queen will notice that the emperor had a wife, ordered replied: "True, but it's not a princess, the princess is not the ruling is not pleasing to him and will be left to her niece korolevinoy". In May of that year Pisemsky reported: "Mary Hastings, a tall, slender, thin, white face, her eyes were gray, light brown hair, straight nose, long fingers". For the final agreement, together with Pisemsky, Moscow sent the British ambassador Bowes, rudeness and stubbornness which prevented a stronger alliance with Britain and did not give place matchmaker king, who died the following year. Miller doubts that Hastings was actually the niece of Elizabeth, and Karamzin is talking about it in the affirmative.