OK, just one more Queen Elizabeth the first… she’s so much fun to draw – what great outfits!
image (cc) 2011 Hilary Farmer
UPDATE: New poem from Tom!
This moment is the legacy
of long uncertain years
from Mother’s own beheading
to Father’s deathbed fears
My brother, sister, soon undone
by the Crown’s cold weight
while in the wings I bided
patient for my fate
To be the Queen of England’s Realm
and in my image shape
this septre’d isle, this seat of Mars,
in Peace be dusty draped
For though the future looms unknown
my youth has taught me well
that war is pointless, wasting lives,
it makes of Heaven, Hell
So though my reign may yet be long
and England’s needs be all
I’ll turn my will and shape my power
to cloak us from war’s fall.
Copyright (C) 2011 Tom Radcliffe