Although generally good natured, if provoked Queen Elizabeth could display a show of right royal temper! Once she threw her slipper at Walsingham and, if really angry, she would threaten to send people to the Tower! Those who married without her consent, could well find themselves under lock and key! The Queen's bark was usually worse than her bite, however, and although Elizabeth has earned the reputation of being moody and fierce, this is wholly undeserving. Even her contemporaries said that the anger of other monarchs was far more frightening than the anger of their Queen! Elizabeth usually only got angry if there was good cause.