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Mary Stuart: Even now standing where I am, my last night in this world, I wouldn't change places with Elizabeth.
Elizabeth I:
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Monarchs not only fashion their age, but are fashioned by it, so that they can become a sort of personification of the age. If Eli ...
When I received this [coronation] ring I solemnly bound myself in marriage to the realm; and it will be quite sufficient for the m ...
Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor's s ...
I was never proud till you sought to make me too base.
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 ...
My lord, the crown which I have borne so long has given enough of vanity in my time. I beseech you not to augment it in this hour ...
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children.
I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.
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