Elizabeth's governess, Lady Bryan, had to write to the King to ask for new clothes!
QUEEN ELIZABETH I
FACT OR FICTION?
By the time of her death in 1603, Queen Elizabeth had become a legend. Over the next four centuries,
that legend grew as her reign receded further and further into history. Many stories about this great Queen have been
told, but not all of them are true. Some of them have been accepted as true for generations, some perhaps we would want to be true.
Try to guess for yourself which legends are true and which are merely myth!
Baby Elizabeth was so neglected by her father, the king, that she had to wear clothes that were too small.
Princess Elizabeth did not like her cousin, Lady Jane Grey.
On the death of Thomas Seymour, Elizabeth whispered:"This day died a man of much wit, but very little judgement".
Princess Elizabeth was so heartbroken at the death of Thomas Seymour, that she vowed never to marry.
Lady Elizabeth and Robert Dudley were both imprisoned in the Tower of London at the same time, and only a walkway separated them.
Lady Elizabeth was standing beneath an oak tree when she was given the news that she was now queen.
Queen Elizabeth never mentioned her mother, Anne Boleyn.
Queen Elizabeth had a sixth finger on one hand like her mother.
Queen Elizabeth was really a man.
Queen Elizabeth had a very bad temper.
Queen Elizabeth swore and spat.
Queen Elizabeth never smiled.
Queen Elizabeth beat her maids of honour regularly.
Queen Elizabeth was extremely vain, and as she got older, refused to have mirrors in any of her Palaces.
Queen Elizabeth was afraid of mice.
Queen Elizabeth rarely had a bath.
Queen Elizabeth was bald.