Post by whitewolfstark on Feb 6, 2019 19:45:33 GMT
So, I was watching a documentary on The Stuart monarchy when I came across something I didn't know before. Apparently, Charles I when he was still a Prince, and his father was trying to set up a match for him with the Spanish Infanta (aka Princess) to try and solve greater political matches, decided to go to Spain to negotiate the marriage himself, in disguise, taking with him two friends (the Duke of Buckingham and Sir Richard Wynn), and they would just pass themselves off as traveling gentlemen.
They got there, Charles failed to win over the Infanta's hand as he wasn't that handsome or impressive himself (he also had a stutter). Charles had also been originally the spare (his charming adventurous but reckless older brother Henry died after swimming in the Thames and catching Typhoid)
And it's there I realized... damn, that's where GRRM got Quentyn's plotline from.
It's all discussed in this documentary that I'm linking: