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Quotes By Elizabeth I

Nationality
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DOB
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7-09-1533
DOD
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24-03-1603

Right from the day Elizabeth held the reins of her kingdom, the question about who she will marry started doing the rounds. However, contrary to people’s expectations, she never tied the knot and was the last scion of the ‘Tudor’ dynasty. Also referred to as ‘The Virgin Queen’, historians believed that she never married in order to hide her inability to conceive.

However, it has been claimed that the monarch dated many men until she was 50. Apparently, the last man Elizabeth romanced was Francis, the Duke of Anjou, whom the Queen fondly referred to as ‘Her Frog’. It was noticed that once their relationship began, the lady in power started wearing frog-shaped earrings, probably as a symbol of their love.

Many opine that the Duke, who was 22 years younger to her, didn’t mind being teased by Elizabeth in this manner and apparently he loved it. The queen is always remembered as a lady who was fond of beauty products. It is said that she used to heavily rely on these cosmetics, which made her look ghostly fair.

Since it was a fashion statement at that time, people felt that make-up made Elizabeth seem extremely attractive. Actually, the fact was that she used it to hide the scars on her face that were caused by the epidemic Smallpox that she was affected with. This lady, who held the reins of her kingdom for about 44 years, spoke many languages such as English, Latin, Greek, Italian, French, Spanish, Welsh, which speaks volumes about her memory and grasping power.

A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.

- Elizabeth I

All my possessions for a moment of time.

- Elizabeth I

Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.

- Elizabeth I

I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.

- Elizabeth I

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.

- Elizabeth I

If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.

- Elizabeth I

The past cannot be cured.

- Elizabeth I

The word must is not to be used to princes.

- Elizabeth I

To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.

- Elizabeth I

These wretched babies don't come until they are ready.

- Elizabeth I

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.

- Elizabeth I

A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.

- Elizabeth I

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.

- Elizabeth I

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.

- Elizabeth I

God forgive you, but I never can.

- Elizabeth I

I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive.

- Elizabeth I

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