Queen Elizabeth I

(1533-1603 / England)

Queen Elizabeth I
Do you like this poet?
89 person liked.
54 person did not like.

Queen Elizabeth I poems, quotations and biography on Queen Elizabeth I poet page. Read all poems of Queen Elizabeth I and infos about Queen Elizabeth I.

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, the childless Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII by second wife, Anne Boleyn, who was executed two and a half years after Elizabeth's birth. Anne's marriage to Henry VIII was annulled, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Her half-brother, Edward VI, ruled until his death in 1553, bequeathing the crown to Lady Jane Grey and ignoring the claims of his two half-sisters, Elizabeth and the Roman Catholic Mary, in spite of statute law to the ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.





Queen Elizabeth I Quotations

more quotations »
  • ''My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.''
    Elizabeth I (1533-1603), British monarch, Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 2, by Frederick Chamberlin (1...
    53 person liked.
    37 person did not like.
  • When I received this [coronation] ring I solemnly bound myself in marriage to the realm; and it will be quite sufficient for the memorial of my name and for my glory, if, when I die, an inscription be...
    Elizabeth I (1533-1603), British monarch, Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 7, by Frederick Chamberlin (1...
    36 person liked.
    39 person did not like.
  • ''Princes have big ears which hear far and near.''
    Elizabeth I (1533-1603), British monarch, Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 13, by Frederick Chamberlin (...
    31 person liked.
    34 person did not like.
  • ''A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.''
    Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 11, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923). To Sir...
    18 person liked.
    11 person did not like.
  • ''A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.''
    Elizabeth I (1533-1603), British monarch, Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 11, by Frederick Chamberlin (...
    23 person liked.
    8 person did not like.
Read more quotations »

Comments about Queen Elizabeth I

  • BRITAIN INVADED MY HOME (10/24/2019 2:39:00 AM)

    F*UC QE1, SHE IS A C*M DRINKING, C*NT LIKING S*UT

    1 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • BRITAIN INVADED MY HOME (10/24/2019 2:37:00 AM)

    QE1, SHE IS A AND A AND A

    2 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Alieu sillah (11/20/2018 3:18:00 PM)

    Poem about queen Elizabeth

    5 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Godfrey Morris (6/27/2012 4:50:00 PM)

    LOL I didn't know her majesty Queen Elizabeth I was a poet too..... very interesting.

    8 person liked.
    17 person did not like.
  • Megan Lacey (12/12/2007 2:35:00 AM)

    I am very suprised that 'On Monsieur's Departure', arguably Elizabeth's most famous foray into verse, is not posted here on PoemHunter.

    17 person liked.
    15 person did not like.
  • Vikram Aarella - The Poem Shooter (5/30/2006 10:21:00 AM)

    Hmm, very interesting never knew that Elizabeth had written poems, interesting.

    24 person liked.
    12 person did not like.
Best Poem of Queen Elizabeth I

When I Was Fair And Young

When I was fair and young, then favor graced me.
Of many was I sought their mistress for to be.
But I did scorn them all and answered them therefore:

Go, go, go, seek some other where; importune me no more.
How many weeping eyes I made to pine in woe,
How many sighing hearts I have not skill to show,
But I the prouder grew and still this spake therefore:

Go, go, go, seek some other where, importune me no more.
Then spake fair Venus’ son, that proud victorious boy,
Saying: You dainty dame, for that you be so coy,
I will so pluck your plumes as you ...

Read the full of When I Was Fair And Young