Elizabeth I’s ‘ Golden Speech’ delivered to the House of Commons on 30th November 1601.
“There will never Queen sit in my seat with more zeal to my country, care to my subjects and that will sooner with willingness venture her life for your good and safety than myself. For it is my desire to live nor reign no longer than my life and reign shall be for your good. And though you have had, and may have, many princes more mighty and wise sitting in this seat, yet you never had nor shall have, any that will be more careful and loving…….”
Maybe Good Queen Bess was wrong looking at the news from England today.