I’ve just read a quote on Marcie’s blog at:
I hope she doesn’t mind me putting up the link. It got me thinking about women that inspire, there are of course all these female celebrities that are supposed to provide inspiration for us all. When I was about nine or ten, I had a Ladybird book about Queen Elizabeth I which I knew then, off by heart from cover to cover and I would probably say that this in a sense, has always stayed with me. A drawing of Elizabeth astride her horse giving her speech to her army:
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.