Thursday, January 5, 2012
Elizabeth playing the lute. Painted by Nicholas Hilliard c. 1580

The Bridgeman Art Library, London

Elizabeth playing the lute. Painted by Nicholas Hilliard c. 1580

The Bridgeman Art Library, London

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Woodcut of Princess Elizabeth as a prisoner in the Tower of London

British Library

Woodcut of Princess Elizabeth as a prisoner in the Tower of London

British Library

The Family of Henry VIII
Left to right: Philip and Mary with War, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Elizabeth I with Peace and Plenty

National Museum of Wales, on loan to Sudeley Castle

The Family of Henry VIII
Left to right: Philip and Mary with War, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Elizabeth I with Peace and Plenty

National Museum of Wales, on loan to Sudeley Castle

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception. Elizabeth I
Sunday, December 25, 2011
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
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England. Elizabeth I