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If [written] lines could value life, or thanks could answer praise, I should esteem my pen’s labor the best employed time that many years had lent me …. Your most loving cousin and sovereign. ER

Note that the Queen was not at all perturbed about the atrocities against the Irish and never even mentioned it in her reply or at any other time. The Irish were seen as lesser humans by many English and that type of prejudice overcomes the usual moral inhibitions against brutality and atrocities.

Elizabeth I, 1533-1603, Queen of England, Letter to Walter Devereux in response to his report on the English Assault on Arkill Bay, Ireland, 1575

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Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I
  • Born: September 7, 1533
  • Died: March 24, 1603
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Royalty

Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the last of the five monarchs of the House of Tudor.

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