Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth I of England (1533-1603)

Perhaps the most famous monarch in history (with the possible exception of her own father), the subject of so many books and films - yet Elizabeth remains in many respects a mysterious figure. What we know with certainty is that she reigned for 44 years in the 16th century without losing her head, either literally or figuratively. She was, according to most accounts, quite cautious both personally and in her policies.

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