Some say that Queen Elizabeth I of England was the greatest monarch that the world has ever seen. While this statement is debatable, she can surely be named one of the most fascinating historical characters. Powerful. Learned. Charismatic. Not a lady to ignore.
She definitely fascinated me and for a while I toyed with the idea of writing a longer article about Her Royal Majesty. For that, I needed to do some serious study. Wikipedia wasn't enough, I needed books, books about Elizabeth I, as many as I could find.
The article never materialised, but the books, and what I learned from them, remained.