If a suitor changed his mind, he forfeited the presents.
Her father wished her to marry a son of Philip IV., king of Spain, while her cousin, the elector palatine, Charles Louis, was also a suitor for her hand, but both proposals fell through and she became the wife of a Dutch prince, William, son of Frederick Henry, prince of Orange.
He corresponded frequently with Mary, but there being no hopes whatever of his restoration, and a new suitor being found in the duke of Norfolk, Mary demanded a divorce, on pleas which recall those of Henry VIII.
She was famed for her running, and would only consent to marry a suitor who could outstrip her in a race, the consequence of failure being death.
of Lord Hertford, a suitor especially forbidden by James.