Elizabeth I of England Quote

I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.

Statement to the envoy of Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg while discussing a proposal of marriage to the duke's son, Christoph

26 January 1563. As quoted by J. Horace Round in "A Visit to Queen Elizabeth," The Nineteenth Century magazine (October 1896)

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I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.

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I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.

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I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.

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I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.