Quotation by Elizabeth I

Madame d'Estampes and Madame de Valentinois make me fear that I should be only honoured by my husband as a queen and not loved by him as a woman.
Elizabeth I (1533–1603), British monarch, Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 7, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923).

Said c. 1564 to Fenelon, the French Ambassador, who urged her to marry into the French royalty. D'Estampes and de Valentinois were well known to be illicit mistresses of members of the French royal family.
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