Queen Bess online

Consider this:

“Pronouncing with authority on things he knows nothing about”: he should take up blogging. [Dearieme]

And then this:

She obviously doesn’t want to be remembered as a great saviour and leader of our country. And she doesn’t understand what power she will unleash if she appeases the EU rather than fight for us, the English. Mrs May is likely to be remembered as a traitor. [John in Cheshire]

Perhaps it was comparing Mrs. May to Queen Bess or maybe it was a dream I had about my ex-gf and her favourites tellin gme they hated me and wanted me to go – who knows but I started exploring the history, once more, of Queen Bess and these were some places visited:

On Essex:


On Dudley:


On her appearance:


The Wiki entry:


They vary from the journalistic piece on Essex to the Wiki entry which is far more comprehensive but it still doesn’t beat a central library’s primary sources or learned tomes on the Good Queen Bess.

Even the very best online sources, crammed with links and a bibliography and extensively quoting primary sources, as well as using facsimiles – they give a great overview, can’t be knocked, but you’d still want to go to a central library to fill out the detail.

I found it difficult to find good, unbiased sources on Bess, whereas for her mother there seemed to be many.  At least, you can find both sides of the question on Anne.

Why concentrate on women in high places?  Maybe the men are just par for the course – good ones, bad ones – but for a woman to make history, it really does take something and is almost always interesting.

With Bess, the Toyboy factor was strong, something I can’t stand in a woman for obvious reasons but also because I found myself to be one on occasions.  I never really looked closely at mothers’ love for their sons either and just as there’s something iffy in some fathers’ devotion to daughter dear – see the Donald – it’s an unheralded thing but just as strong the other way with mothers.

It also reflects on love – what it is.  When a woman loves one man, however much a cad – even because he’s a cad – then everyone else in her affections is going to be shortchanged, until the child is born and the affections then shift to the child.

There was a clickbait article at the Wail today about what men resent in women and want fixed and what women want in men.  The overwhelming leader in what women wanted of men was for them to be less grumpy.  Hmmmm.  The winner by a narrow margin in what men wanted of women was for them to show more affection.

Yes, I can understand that.  Women, having secured the man, drop into this, ‘Well I have many people and animals to share my love with.  You’re officially N1 but as a big boy who can take care of himself, you stand at the back of the queue for affection.’

I see this so many times with women hardly ever even mentioning hubbies, who seem to be just mules, and one must ask direct questions of her to elicit any kind of answer on him.

Bess had this infuriating habit of forgiving the unforgivable, not out of any altruism but out of her own sexual desire. It’s almost like the baby ducks sans maman that latch onto the first living creature as their mother.  There’s something in the woman that makes one man her true love for life and everyone else is nowhere after that.  The word ‘friendzone’ was coined to describe the behaviour of women.


Coming back to the John in Chester quote at the top, you’d think she’d wish to leave her mark as a much loved leader.  Many of us, judging by comments, can’t see why she would wish to leave as a vilified person, worse perhaps than Blair.

Bess was far more like the Donald today – the legacy was going to be a pretty important thing.  With May, she doesn’t seem to care what people think.

7 comments for “Queen Bess online

  1. Mark Matis
    September 23, 2017 at 14:36

    May is all in for One World Government. She understands full well once that arrives, she will be lauded profusely for her actions. That crowd knows very well how to use Newspeak and Doublethink. And the overwhelming majority of hive dwellers will sop that up and parrot it ad infinitum…

    • September 23, 2017 at 14:56

      You have a way with words.

      • Mark Matis
        September 23, 2017 at 15:52

        I merely try to tell the truth. Regardless of where that might lead.

        There are many in the world who do not appreciate candor. Nor honesty.

  2. September 23, 2017 at 15:03

    She obviously doesn’t want to be remembered as a great saviour and leader of our country.

    Theresa May has the mentality of a nanny. The British people are small children and they had better do what Nanny says. It’s for their own good. One day they’ll thank Nanny for being so strict with them. They’ll learn to love Nanny. Or else. You don’t want to make Nanny angry.

  3. September 23, 2017 at 15:09

    The odd thing about British history is that there is so much of it that is still impossible to discuss in a rational and unbiased manner. Richard III. The Reformation. Mary I. Elizabeth I. The Gunpowder Plot. The Civil War. The Glorious Revolution. The ’45. The First World War. Churchill. The Fall of Singapore.

    For a nation with a reputation for being emotionally reserved the British are an amazingly excitable lot when it comes to their history!

  4. Wolfie
    September 23, 2017 at 16:29

    She’s pure civil service, institutional. It’s another world.

  5. September 23, 2017 at 17:45

    Long discussion about her at Guido’s today, 90% negative, the others were Remoaners.

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