Cathcon Quiz!

Any suggestions for who said of Queen Elizabeth I. The answer is surprising.

"as just and merciful as Nero, and as good a Christian as Mahomet".

A contemporary portrait shows her standing astride England. A statue of "Truth" erected at the same time in St Peter's Basilica in Rome has a thorn sticking into her foot. The thorn is rooted firmly in England.


John Wesley (1703-91), founder of Methodism (in his Journal, 29th Apr 1768).