Queen Bess Commands the Wind


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Could Queen Elizabeth I, who was in many ways a force of nature herself, actually command the elements?

Here is a scene from one of my favorite movies Elizabeth: The Golden Age.  Queen Bess confronts her ambassadors about impending war with Spain. As it turned out, Bess did command the wind — she had the last laugh when fierce hurricane-like gusts actually overtook the Spanish Armada, bringing victory to England.

Was Bess a witch?  You decide 🙂



This post is in response to the Daily Prompt Wind

22 comments on “Queen Bess Commands the Wind

  1. theword36 says:

    You know Cate is one of my all time favorites.. Loved this movie when I saw it years ago and also Love blue jasmine …

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  2. Elizabeth I rules! (pun intended) I loved this film and Cate is a favourite of mine!

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  3. The Virgin Queen may not have been a witch, but she did employ Dr John Dee, mathematician, cartographer, alchemist, magician and the person who coined the phrase ‘British Empire’.

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  4. Vicky V says:

    This made me think of Count Dracula and how he commands the wind. I wonder if Stoker was thinking of Queen Bess when he wrote Dracula 🙂

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  5. Being English, what can I say.

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