Monday, 18 February 2013

Assassinating the Queen

Elizabeth I faced countless terrors and threats to her life through her entire life. One of the most memorable assassination attempts on the Queen occurred when Elizabeth was travelling on a barge down the River Thames.
Panic broke out when a shot was fired and a guard fell down - shot by a bullet that obviously was meant for the Queen. Elizabeth gave the man her personal hanker-chief to press against his wound. As she did so, she assured him "Be of good cheer, for you will never want. For the bullet was meant for me."

There has been theories that the incident was not an assassination attempt at all but a salute made to the popular Queen that eventually went wrong. However, considering the many attempts on Elizabeth's life, it is possible that it indeed was an assassination attempt.

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