"Many women marry and live in torment ... -- "...or do not live at all!"
An uncomfortable silence fell at the young queen's pronouncement. Everyone knew what she was thinking. Her own mother, the bewitching Anne Boleyn, had paid for her love with death. Elizabeth was not about to meet a similar horrible fate. -- So while her courtiers buzzed with suggestions that she marry this prince or that king, the queen remained unmoved.
For her heart had already been given to a very special lover, and to this lover she would dedicate her entire being....
Also published as: Dear Lover England