Day Book, September 7 2004

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth I. On September 7, 1533 Elizabeth was born much to the disappointment of her parents, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. They wanted a boy. But Elizabeth went on to be one of England’s most successful and beloved monarchs.

Elizabeth wrote verse. She wrote this in her psalter:

No crooked leg, no bleared eye,
No part deformed out of kind,
Nor yet so ugly half can be
As is the inward suspicious mind.

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