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What was Elizabeth I's voice like?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0840  Sunday, 1 May 2005

From:           JD Markel <
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Date:           Friday, 29 Apr 2005 19:09:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:        What was Elizabeth I's voice like?

What was Elizabeth I's voice like?  In that I mean, what was the quality
of her voice?  Was it good or bad?   Contemporaneously described at all?

There are plenty of praises and over-praises of her beauty, erudtion,
and so on.  I found nothing about her voice.

This is a matter which has arisen in my research.  I ask forum members
here for ideas, direction, even speculation on this matter.

FYI one Elizabeth authority suggested to me a good place to start would
be the dispatches of the Scots ambassador Maitland, so for one I would
like to talk with any persons familiar with Maitland and his papers.

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