Quotes About Queen Elizabeth I

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Dorothy L. Sayers
“It is extraordinarily entertaining to watch the historians of the past ... entangling themselves in what they were pleased to call the "problem" of Queen Elizabeth. They invented the most complicated and astonishing reasons both for her success as a sovereign and for her tortuous matrimonial policy. She was the tool of Burleigh, she was the tool of Leicester, she was the fool of Essex; she was diseased, she was deformed, she was a man in disguise. She was a mystery, and must have some extraordinary solution. Only recently has it occrurred to a few enlightened people that the solution might be quite simple after all. She might be one of the rare people were born into the right job and put that job first.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

Shannon L. Alder
“I will never accept life for what it is. I don't need an easy life. My road was meant to be hard because anything worth having in this world will take me to the very edge of myself. I will overcome everything I have ever gone through and will make my future the one God intended me to have. I will pick up the pieces of this pain and sculpt it into art. I am not ordinary and never was. I walk into my birthright as a queen with her head held high. I was born to do this!”
Shannon L. Alder

Elizabeth I
“There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.”
Elizabeth I

Sigmund Freud
“I no longer believe that William Shakespeare the actor from Stratford was the author of the works that have been ascribed to him.”
Sigmund Freud

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I cannot marry the facts of William Shakespeare to his verse: Other men had led lives in some sort of keeping with their thought, but this man is in wide contrast.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cynthia Hand
“I know Jane is dear to you," Bess said. "I also know that she's in danger. But Jane is one person, Edward. There are thousands of lives at stake. There's a kingdom on the edge of a knife. We must tread carefully.”
Cynthia Hand, My Lady Jane

Alison Weir
“But what use was the semblance of power without the substance?”
Alison Weir, The Lady Elizabeth

Jeane Westin
“She had been born knowing that boldness erased fear, while cowardice invited it and earned her only more ill treatment. No matter how she shook with dread in private, she would never show fear before her questioners or her guards. In men's minds fear was a certain mark of guilt.”
Jeane Westin, His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester

Jeane Westin
“Robert bowed to the inevitable. The queen's motto, 'I see all and speak nothing." was as well chosen as any motto could be. He had almost made his old mistake of confusing what Elizabeth said with what she would do.”
Jeane Westin, His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester

“The English language [during the Elizabethan era] wasn't standardized. There were no official dictionaries. There was no cultural belief that words should always be spelled the same way. So people spelled things however they heard them or however made sense. I mean the name Shakespeare had something like 16 different spellings, and the way he spelled it isn't the way we spell it.- School of Night - pg 44”
Bayard Louis

Jeane Westin
“Like her father, Bess never forgot a hurt of a service.”
Jeane Westin, His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester

Shannon L. Alder
“Sometimes letting go is not about a lack of faith in God, but a lack in faith that you have it in yourself to pull off the greatest plan he has in store for you.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jeane Westin
“Why do old men grow huge beards as if to proclaim a manhood that has long since fled?”
Jeane Westin, His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester

Jean Plaidy
“Vale la pena luchar por la libertad; vale la pena pagar un alto precio por ella, porque morir por la libertad es dejar esta vida en un derroche de gloria que destruye nuestras debilidades del pasado y nos vuelve uno con los héroes”
Jean Plaidy, Queen of This Realm

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