Search in the quotations of Queen Elizabeth I :. No crooked leg, no bleared eye, No part deformed out of kind, Nor yet so ugly half can be As is the inward suspicious mind. Oh, Fortune! Witnes this present prisonn, whither fate Could beare me, and the joys I quitt. Thou causedest the guiltie to be losed From bandes, wherein are innocents inclosed: Causing the guiltles to be straite reserved, And freeing those that death had well deserved. But by her envie can be nothing wroughte,.
Elizabeth I of England
The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I, Genius of the Golden Age by Christopher Hibbert
Her half-brother, Edward VI , ruled until his death in , bequeathing the crown to Lady Jane Grey and ignoring the claims of his two half-sisters, Elizabeth and the Roman Catholic Mary , in spite of statute law to the contrary. Edward's will was set aside and Mary became queen, deposing Lady Jane Grey. During Mary's reign, Elizabeth was imprisoned for nearly a year on suspicion of supporting Protestant rebels. In upon Mary's death, Elizabeth succeeded her half-sister to the throne and set out to rule by good counsel. One of her first actions as queen was the establishment of an English Protestant church, of which she became the Supreme Governor. It was expected that Elizabeth would marry and produce an heir; however, despite numerous courtships, she never did. She was eventually succeeded by her first cousin twice removed, James VI of Scotland.
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I was the last of the Tudor monarchs of England. Queen Elizabeth I reigned from until her death, and her early years were subject to much concern whether she would succeed -- or even survive. No will in me can lack, neither do I trust shall there lack any power.
Wiki Commons. Though after my death you may have many stepdames, yet shall you never have a more natural mother unto you all. Elizabeth to Parliamentary Delegation Young heads take example of the ancient. Elizabeth in a message to Parliament My Lords, do whatever you wish. As for me, I shall do no otherwise than pleases me.