To us the marring of her son seems the greatest of this Messalina's crimes.
Chapuys calls Anne a Messalina, but he of course was not an impartial witness.
Messalina, for instance, has small and pretty features, though with rather a sensual development of the lower part of the face.
Messalina has her divorce from Horace Endicott, and is married to her lover.
He was in fact a very general favorite, and Messalina, when she first saw him, conceived a very strong affection for him.
Claudius and Messalina had one child—a daughter, named Octavia.
Messalina was only waiting her opportunity to strike a blow.
Octavia, the daughter of Claudius and Messalina, was a little younger.
Was a Lucretia the heroine of the tragedy, she was careful in the epilogue to speak like Messalina.
On reading what was written it was found that Messalina was assuming a bolder tone.
"scheming and licentious woman," 1887, in reference to Valeria Messalina, notorious third wife of Roman emperor Claudius.