Elizabeth herself was known for being a very good dancer and a particularly talented musician

Elizabeth herself was known for being a very good dancer and a particularly talented musician

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Elizabeth herself was known for being a very good dancer and a particularly talented  musician. Although she only played for her closest friends, she spent considerable time  perfecting her renditions of several of the more difficult pieces of the day. Once her  practicing was overheard by an envoy from Mary Queen of Scots who, much to  Elizabeth's pleasure, admitted that Mary Stuart, though "good for a Queen", was not  nearly the musician Elizabeth was. Edmund Spenser, whose patron was none other than Leicester himself, often drew from  the lives of the big celebrities of the day as subject matter for his poems. In a 1579  poem, for instance, he subtly hints at Leicester's secret marriage to Elizabeth's cousin,  Lettice Knollys. Spenser's famous  Faerie Queene  contains multiple references to 
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  • Fall '07
  • Siegenthaler
  • Elizabeth, Mary Queen, inappropriate behavior, Faerie Queene, Lettice Knollys. Spenser, particularly talented   musician.

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