"The stone often ..." Quote of Queen Elizabeth I

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.

Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 18, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923). To Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), who had been helping enemies of Elizabeth's. Elizabeth was a daughter of King Henry VIII; after Henry's offspring, Mary had the strongest claim to the throne and schemed to win it. Eventually, and with great sorrow, Elizabeth had Mary executed.