ROSAMOND, FAIR


ROSAMOND, FAIR
   a daughter of Lord Clifford, and mistress of Henry II., who occupied a bower near Woodstock, the access to which was by a labyrinth, the windings of which only the king could thread. Her retreat was discovered by Queen Eleanor, who poisoned her.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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