- 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. James Wood. 1907.
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