Tudor Trivia


Pic by Englishhistory.net

Queen Elizabeth I, before becoming queen, was subject to intense scrutiny and threats due to her predisposition for Protestantism. Poised with the possibility of becoming queen, the prospect of her rule threatened to eradicate Catholicism from presiding over the affairs of England. Moved from the Tower of London (where her mother was executed) to Woodstock where she was housed for nearly a year as a virtual prisoner, she once carved grafitti into a window with a diamond:

Much suspected by me,
Nothing proved can be.

Quod Elizabeth the prisoner

1554-55

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