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From Virginals: Elizabethan Interiors, and: Lion's Cub, and: The Queen's Bodies, and: Epic, and: The Late King's Picture, and: Virgin, and: Master, and: Monster

From Virginals: Elizabethan Interiors, and: Lion's Cub, and: The Queen's Bodies, and:... P O E T RY Gail Griffin from Virginals: Elizabethan Interiors Queen Elizabeth I was born in 1533 to Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Ae ft r Anne’s execution, Elizabeth was bastardized, removed from the succession to the throne, removed from her father’s court, and later imprisoned by her sister, Queen Mary I. Her life in danger on many occasions, Elizabeth became queen in 1558, at the age of twenty-v fi e, and ruled, unmarried and childless, until her death in 1603. F A L L 2 018 • THE MIS SOURI RE V IE W 87 Lion’s Cub Although I may not be a lion, I am a lion’s cub. —Elizabeth to Parliament, 1574 Elizabeth, age nine, is brought to court and reconciled with her father by his last wife, Katherine Parr, 1543 Kat Ashley told me he must love me for my hair that is like his. So when I stood at his feet I was glad for a sunbolt from a high window thinking it might light my hair and draw his eyes. I studied the carpet, saying the Pater Noster over in my mind. Look at me, girl, he said and I http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

From Virginals: Elizabethan Interiors, and: Lion's Cub, and: The Queen's Bodies, and: Epic, and: The Late King's Picture, and: Virgin, and: Master, and: Monster

The Missouri Review , Volume 41 (3) – Oct 19, 2018

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P O E T RY Gail Griffin from Virginals: Elizabethan Interiors Queen Elizabeth I was born in 1533 to Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Ae ft r Anne’s execution, Elizabeth was bastardized, removed from the succession to the throne, removed from her father’s court, and later imprisoned by her sister, Queen Mary I. Her life in danger on many occasions, Elizabeth became queen in 1558, at the age of twenty-v fi e, and ruled, unmarried and childless, until her death in 1603. F A L L 2 018 • THE MIS SOURI RE V IE W 87 Lion’s Cub Although I may not be a lion, I am a lion’s cub. —Elizabeth to Parliament, 1574 Elizabeth, age nine, is brought to court and reconciled with her father by his last wife, Katherine Parr, 1543 Kat Ashley told me he must love me for my hair that is like his. So when I stood at his feet I was glad for a sunbolt from a high window thinking it might light my hair and draw his eyes. I studied the carpet, saying the Pater Noster over in my mind. Look at me, girl, he said and I

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: Oct 19, 2018

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