I haven't yet indulged my Elizabeth I obsession on this blog, but she was sooooo my kind of person. Check out this page of Elizabeth I quotations, including two of my faves:
If I were turned out of my realm in my petticoat, I would prosper anywhere in Christendom.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
How much would I love to have dinner with her. We would talk books and religion and politics, ogle some handsome young men, and maybe dance a lively dance of some sort.