Chronicles the life of queen Elizabeth I, before she became the queen of England. Apart from taking part in the court intrigues, she is unhappily in love with admiral Thomas Seymour, and ... See full summary »
Chronicles the life of queen Elizabeth I, before she became the queen of England. Apart from taking part in the court intrigues, she is unhappily in love with admiral Thomas Seymour, and dreams of building a navy to match the Portuguese and the Spanish. Written by
The second time that actor Charles Laughton played Henry the Eighth on film. The first film was _The Private Life of Henry VII (1933)_ for which he won an Oscar. See more »
The film shows Anne Boleyn lowering her head to the block to be executed as many traitors of that time were executed. Although the ax is not shown, the fact is that Anne Boleyn was executed in the "French style" - by a sword, kneeling with head erect, and not by an ax. See more »
The first commentary of this great old film has errors of history,.. and the film's characters.
The sickly son of Henry VIII is Edward VI and is the brother of Elizabeth. Elizabeth was in love with Thomas Seymour. Arthur was the brother of Henry VIII and was married as a child to Kathrine of Aragon (the daughter of Ferdinan and Isabella of Spain) The marital conflict was that the Roman Catholic law forbid a brother to marry his brother's widow... but the pope waved this rule... but Henry lost interest in the arranged marriage and married Anne Bolyn who was the mother of Elizabeth.
"Bloody" Mary was the daughter of Henry and Kathrine of Aragon and the half sister of Elixabeth. She came to the throne following the 9 day reign of Lady Jane Grey who was later executed. Elizabeth became queen following the death of Mary.
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