April 22nd, 2015 → 5:33 am @ // No Comments

I happen to be reading a great book on Queen Elizabeth right now, and every once in awhile there are quotes directly from the Queen herself.  What amazes me is how often they sound like famous quotes from Shakespeare.  Since the two lived at the same time, and definitely interacted at court, I’m wondering now, who influenced whom?

“To be a king and wear a crown is more glorious to them that see it than it is a pleasure to them that bear it.” – Queen Elizabeth I

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown._ – Shakespeare (Henry IV, Part II)

“A vain crack of words that made a noise only.” – Queen Elizabeth

“…full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. – Shakespeare (Macbeth)

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