"that her death was now near and her gold could not save her."Elizabeth I apocrypha. Stumbled across this in an encyclopedia of Irish mythology. I’d not heard either of these stories. The Irish hated Elizabeth for her actions in their country, so most of the apocryphal stories about her from this encyclopedia are about her seducing men and having them murdered the next day to keep it secret. In one such story, she would invite them to her room in the dark, so neither of them could see who was there. She’d clip a piece of their hair or coat off in the dark, and the next day look for whoever’s hair had a piece cut out, or whose coat was cut. Then she’d execute that guy.

"that her death was now near and her gold could not save her."

Elizabeth I apocrypha. Stumbled across this in an encyclopedia of Irish mythology. I’d not heard either of these stories. The Irish hated Elizabeth for her actions in their country, so most of the apocryphal stories about her from this encyclopedia are about her seducing men and having them murdered the next day to keep it secret. In one such story, she would invite them to her room in the dark, so neither of them could see who was there. She’d clip a piece of their hair or coat off in the dark, and the next day look for whoever’s hair had a piece cut out, or whose coat was cut. Then she’d execute that guy.