In 1578 Catherine de Medici was reported praising Elizabeth Tudor’s Christian love of peace: “For her part, she was also a woman, and as became her sex, desired nothing more than a general quietness”. Her communication with Elizabeth Tudor had often figured herself as a parent writing to a child. In June 1572 Catherine had told Elizabeth that “I love you as a mother loves her daughter”, and the maternal rhetoric resumed, in light of the possible Alencon marriage, quite soon after the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.
2/20 favorite episodes : Liege Lord (1x17) “I’m going to be Queen of France someday. And I hope to be a good queen. But France has you and your mother to look after her welfare. Scotland only has me. If it ever becomes a choice between our two countries, I will chose mine. In whatever way necessary.”