Queen Elizabeth I

(1533-1603 / England)

Written With A Diamond On Her Window At Woodstock

Poem by Queen Elizabeth I

Much suspected by me,
Nothing proved can be,
Quoth Elizabeth prisoner.


Comments about Written With A Diamond On Her Window At Woodstock by Queen Elizabeth I

  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (1/25/2018 11:23:00 PM)

    Ooops, my computer bounces around while I type. This comment was for the preceding poem. I admit that I like the idea of this being etched into a window pane by a royal diamond. Lots of graffiti is written in prison cells- -very few with a diamond! !(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (1/25/2018 11:17:00 PM)

    This was said to be written on a wall or shutter while she was at house arrest during the reign of her half-sister, Mary I, at Woodstock in Oxfordshire. Apparently 16th century prisoners often wrote messages and poems on walls and shutters. She is piquing my interest.(Report)Reply

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (6/20/2014 3:51:00 PM)

    I will not lie, but I did not understand this poem, I'm still finding my feet in poetry you see(Report)Reply

    Asha ...Asha ...(1/27/2016 5:52:00 PM)

    Brian, read a little bit about Queen Elizabeth! 's life and I think you will understand something of this poem. :)

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2001



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