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George I, Duke Of Brieg - Life
... minors, the regency was held by their mother, the Dowager Duchess Ludmila, who received from her late husband Brzeg and Oława as a widow's land (Oprawa wdowia) until her death ... Dowager Duchess Ludmila died in 1503 and their domains of Brzeg and Oława were inherited by his sons, who continued as co-rulers for another two years, until 1505, when they ... in Brzeg, because Lubin was granted to Dowager Duchess Anna as Oprawa wdowia until her own death ...
Agnes Howard, Duchess Of Norfolk - Dowager Duchess
... The Dowager Duchess remained in favour after her husband's death ... On or about 25 January 1533 the King had already married the Dowager Duchess's step-granddaughter Anne Boleyn in a secret ceremony ... The Dowager Duchess bore Anne's train in the coronation procession, and was godmother at the christening of Anne's daughter, Princess Elizabeth ...
Catherine Howard - Biography - Early Life
... household of her step-grandmother, the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk ... The Dowager Duchess presided over households at Chesworth House, near Horsham, and Norfolk House, at Lambeth, comprising numerous male and female attendants along with her ... The Dowager Duchess was often at Court and seems to have taken little interest in the education and upbringing of her wards and young female attendants ...

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    “If everybody minded their own business,” the Duchess said in a hoarse growl, “the world would go round a deal faster than it does.”
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)