Gertrude, "The Holy" Bastard

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Gertrude, "The Holy" Bastard

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Heristal, Liege, Belgium
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Wife of Matfrid (Menfred) II, Comte de Toule
Mother of Matfrid (Manfred) III, Comte d´Orléans

Managed by: Thomas Mathias Cullen, Jr.
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About Gertrude, "The Holy" Bastard

Gertrude:

"Alas, ... “That drop of blood that's calm proclaims me bastard”; “I a noble father lost” ... me with love in honourable fashion”; “with almost all the holy vows of heaven!”

From Hamlet Act 4, Scene 6 Laertes says: "That drop of blood that’s calm proclaims me bastard, Cries “Cuckold!” to my father, brands the “harlot” Even here between the chaste unsmirchèd brow Of my true mother." (Gertrude)

So why is Gertrude called the "Holy Bastard"? Besides, she was Danish, not Belgian.

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Gertrude, "The Holy" Bastard's Timeline

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Heristal, Liege, Belgium
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Age 35
1935
April 20, 1935
Age 1255
1937
April 8, 1937
Age 1257
1938
November 19, 1938
Age 1258
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