Their appearance also created allusions of mythology and magic like kobolds and wights.
Dosieczka was a favorite and confidante of Catherine also after the latter became queen of Sweden.
Dosieczka, as she was known, was one of the only members of Catherine's entourage that she kept with her while imprisoned by king Eric XIV of Sweden as a result of her husband, the king's brother, rebelling against the crown.
It is said that the emperor overheard You's conversation with them and ordered a changing of the guards so that they could rest inside.
Neither of Jeffrey's parents was undersized, yet at nine years he measured scarcely 18 inches 0.
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It is said that the emperor overheard You's conversation with them and ordered a changing of the guards so that they could rest inside. Court dwarfs enjoyed specific placement right next to the king or queen in a royal court during public appearances and ceremonies, because they were so small, the king appeared much larger and visually enhanced his powerful position. Some of the first dwarfs to have their histories recorded were employed as court dwarfs. This practice persisted at least until the Tang Dynasty. At a dinner given by the Duke to Charles I and his queen he was brought in to table in a pie out of which he stepped, and was at once adopted by Queen Henrietta Maria. In one passage he described You taking pity on guards standing in the rain outside a banquet.