Variously attributed to Joris Hoefnagel and Hans Eworth.
© The Royal Collection.
There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God.
To her ladies-in-waiting.
Chamberlin, The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth (1923), ch. 9.
It is true that the world was made in six days, but it was by God, to whose power the infirmity of men is not to be compared.
To the French Ambassador when he complained about waiting six days for an answer to
Elizabeth marrying a prince of France.
Chamberlin, The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth (1923), ch. 23.
Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst.
To the Spanish Ambassador, on arrested Catholics.
Chamberlin, The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth (1923), ch. 11.
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Sports: * Elizabethan Hunting - 'At Force' Hunts were the most strenuous forms of hunting, designed for fit, young and very active men who worked in teams to hunt ferocious wild boars * Elizabethan Tournaments - Tournaments or Tourneys included many team elements. The Melees featured teams of knights fighting on horseback and on foot * Battledore and Shuttlecock - these team sports were the ancestors of modern badminton * Elizabethan Bowls - Sir Francis Drake was famous to playing a game of Bowls, prior to fighting the Spanish Armada. It was believed that Bowls were also played in teams similar to the modern day ten pin bowling * Gameball - was a simple but extremely rough and violent…