Narrow-Minded Puritans: Elizabeth I


Mr Doctor, that loose gown becomes you so well I wonder your notions should be so narrow.

Elizabeth the First 1533-1603

To the Puritan Dr Humphreys, as he was about to kiss her hand on her visit to Oxford in 1566

Frederick Chamberlin: Sayings of Elizabeth I (1923)

The picture of Elizabeth I is The Rainbow Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (Unknown artist, c. 1600–1602; oil on canvas, 127×99.1 cm; in the collection of the Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire)

The thought that occurred to Elizabeth I has occasionally also occurred to the subjects of her namesake, Elizabeth II.


About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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