Quotation by Elizabeth I

I am more afraid of making a fault in my Latin than of the Kings of Spain, France, Scotland, the whole House of Guise, and all of their confederates.
Elizabeth I (1533–1603), British monarch, Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 3, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923).

Said to the Archbishop of St. Andrews. She was referring to the execution, in 1581, of James Douglas, fourth Earl of Morton, for his involvement in the 1567 murder of Mary, Queen of Scots' husband, Lord Darnley. In 1587, Mary too was executed; she was the daughter of King James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise.
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