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65,502.  I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children.  My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.  (Blood & Queen & Suffer)  Marie Antoinette



72,532.  I will do what queens do: I will rule.  (Fantasy & Queen & Rule)  Game of Thrones: First of His Name s4e5, Queen



127,436.  She’s everyone’s queen now.  (Fantasy & Queen)  Game of Thrones s8e6: The Iron Throne, Jon Snow, Sky Atlantic 2019  



84,066.  Here did she fall a tear; here, in this place,

I’ll set a bank of rue, sour herb of grace;

Rue, ever for ruth, here shortly shall be seen

In the remembrance of a weeping queen.  William Shakespeare, Richard II III iv 104



89,707.  Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen,

The imperial jointress to this warlike state,

Have we, as ’twere with a defeated joy, –

With an auspicious and a dropping eye,

With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage,

In equal scale weighing delight and dole, –

Taken to wife: nor have we herein barr’d

Your better wisdoms, which have freely gone

With this affair along.  For all, our thanks.

Now follows, that you know, young Fortinbras,

Holding a weak supposal of our worth,

Or thinking by our late dear brother’s death

Our state to be disjoint and out of frame ... (State & King & Queen)  William Shakespeare, Hamlet I ii, Claudius  



86,222.  Each your doing,

So singular in each particular,

Crowns what you are doing in the present deed,

That all your acts are queens.  William Shakespeare, The Winters Tale IV iii 144


86,223.  The queen of curds and cream.  ibid.  IV ii i 161



70,055.  I’d like to be a queen in people’s hearts but I don’t see myself being queen of this country.  (Diana & Queen)  Diana, interview Panorama 20th November 1995



86,224.  Boy George is all England needs – another queen who can’t dress.  Joan Rivers



86,225.  If you’re a queen, you’re powerless, so I’d probably demote myself and go shopping.  Helena Bonham Carter



133,439.  Elizabeth II: Britain’s longest-serving monarch: she’s reigned over this country for nearly 70 years.  She’s seen a man land on the moon and 14 prime ministers come and ago.  But 400 years earlier there was another Queen Elizabeth.  (Elizabeth I & Elizabeth II & Queen)  Elizabeth I & II: Britain’s Golden Queens I, Channel 5 2020  


133,440.  They both fought to protect their reigns.  (Elizabeth I & Elizabeth II & Queen)  ibid.


133,441.  ‘Elizabeth (II) was a minor princess living in a town-house.’  (Elizabeth I & Elizabeth II & Queen)  ibid.  Kate Williams    


133,442.  Young Elizabeth Tudor is on a tumultuous path of her own.  (Elizabeth I & Elizabeth II & Queen)  ibid.    


133,443.  Both women are determined to marry to love.  (Elizabeth I & Elizabeth II & Queen)  ibid.


133,444.  Philip is named Queen Consort and nothing more … two steps behind his wife.  (Elizabeth I & Elizabeth II & Queen)  ibid.


133,445.  Both Queens need to find a way to reach all of the subjects … mass media they use to re-brand themselves.  (Elizabeth I & Elizabeth II & Queen)  ibid.


133,446.  ‘An internationalist and a diplomat as skilful as Elizabeth I.’  (Elizabeth I & Elizabeth II & Queen)  ibid.  Robert Lacey



133,447.  Both Elizabeth’s reigns are changed with the arrival of two extraordinary women: Mary cf. Elizabeth: we uncover remarkable similarities.  (Elizabeth I & Elizabeth II & Queen)  Elizabeth I & II: Britain’s Golden Queens II                


133,448.  Both women rose from royal obscurity to become popular and successful monarchs.  (Elizabeth I & Elizabeth II & Queen)  ibid.  Professor




51,746.  She was our most infamous queen.   The second wife of Henry VIII tried on his orders for crimes of adultery and treason.  Anne Boleyns was led from her rooms at the Tower of London to her death by an executioner’s sword.  (Henry VIII & Queen & England)  The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family, BBC 2021


119,288.  Thomas Boleyn: the ambitious patriarch; George, the fearless son; the sisters Mary, the reluctant mistress; Anne, the calculating courtier, and their brutal uncle Thomas Howard.  The family played a dangerous game and paid the ultimate price.  But they left a remarkable legacy.  (Henry VIII & Queen & England)  ibid.  


131,653.  But neither Thomas Boleyn or Thomas Howard can match the meteoric rise of the third Thomas – Thomas Wolsey, who has won himself a seat in one of the highest circles of court, the Royal Council. (Henry VIII & Queen & England)  ibid.  


86,428.  But in his daughter Anne he has raised a woman whose ambitions will soon outstrip even her father’s.  (Henry VIII & Queen & England)  ibid.



39,094.  Henry VIII has been on the throne for seventeen years.  The Boleyns are one of many ambitious families jostling for power at the Tudor court.  Led by Thomas Boleyn this is a dynasty on the make.  (Henry VIII & Queen & England)  The Bolyens: A Scandalous Family II


33,653.  ‘I think we can sense that Henry is the one that falls in love first, he is attracted, but Anne does what all Boleyns do and makes use of good opportunity.’  (Henry VIII & Queen & England)  ibid.  historian


33,654.  To help his end his marriage, Henry turns to Wolsey, the most senior churchman in England.  (Henry VIII & Queen & England)  ibid.


86,413.  The deposing of Wolsey is the Boleyn family’s greatest victory so far.  (Henry VIII & Queen & England)  ibid.  



28,648.  George and Anne think the absolute power enjoyed by the pope should be challenged.  (Henry VIII & Queen & England)  The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family III


59,668.  The family are seen as dangerous iconoclasts, prepared to smash a thousand years of religious tradition to get what they want.  (Henry VIII & Queen & England)  ibid.