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date: 15 July 2020

Carleton [née Moders], Mary [nicknamed the German Princess]locked

(1634x42–1673)
  • Janet Todd

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Carleton [née Moders], Mary [nicknamed the German Princess] (1634x42–1673), impostor, is recorded in contradictory texts, making the accuracy of information about her origins difficult to ascertain. She was probably born Mary Moders in 1642 and baptized on 22 January; however, she is also recorded as being born eight years earlier, while ...

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