Quotation by Elizabeth I

I am your anointed Queen. I will never be by violence constrained to do anything. I thank God I am endued with such qualities that if I were turned out of the Realm in my petticoat I were able to live in any place in Christendom.
Elizabeth I (1533–1603), British monarch, Queen of England. speech, Oct. 1566, to Deputation of Lords and Commons.
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