91 Imperial Facts About Queens That The World Saw

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76John Dee

John Dee

John Dee, a courtier and spy of Queen Elizabeth I, would sign his name as "007" when sending coded messages back to the queen.


77. Catherine The Great, Russia's longest ruling female leader, wasn't actually Russian and her real name was Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg.


78. The Queen Consort of Hungary in the 1400s, Elizabeth of Luxembourg, after being widowed, asked her chambermaid (Helene Kottanner) to steal the physical crown of Hungary, and the chambermaid wrote a book about the successful heist.


79. The Queen of England is the legal owner of one-sixth of the land on the Earth's surface.


80. During the 16th-century, Western Ireland was under the control of Pirate Gráinne Ní Mháille. After years of fighting against England, Queen Elizabeth agreed to personally meet with her. Gráinne showed up with a dagger, refused to bow, and threw a noblewoman's handkerchief into a fire.


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81Aylmer

Aylmer

Queen Elizabeth ordered archbishop Aylmer to take out a tooth of his own not once but twice just to prove the procedure of extracting a tooth was safe and bearable.


82. The book of Proverbs, which contains many maxims condemning adultery, was written by King Solomon who had 700 wives, 300 concubines, and an affair with the Queen of Sheba.


83. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's illustrations was used for the Danish edition of "The Lord of the Rings" and she also said to have helped with the book's Danish translation.


84. Queen Elizabeth doesn't officially have a last name, just that she's from the "House of Windsor".


85. Johnny Depp and Queen Elizabeth are related.


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86Wedding gift

Wedding gift

Australia gave Queen Elizabeth 500 cases of tinned pineapple as a wedding gift in 1947.


87. Queen Victoria invited herself to Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, in 1890. A wonder of architecture and landscaping, she instead spent 10 minutes switching a chandelier on and off as she’d never seen electric lighting before.


88. In Tudor England, Queen Elizabeth would fine landowners £5 if they were not willing to grow Hemp (a variety of cannabis species).


89. Edward Oxford, the first guy to try and kill Queen Victoria reformed and became a house painter. After his release from prison, he moved to Australia and became a respected member of high society. He even attended the Queen's 70th birthday celebration.


90. In 2011, a Muslim man interrupted a music concert of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, asking her to convert to Islam. Some of the musicians walked off the stage.


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91Queen Califia

Queen Califia

California is named after a fictional island inhabited by beautiful Amazon women warriors and their queen Califia.

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