When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.
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Ronald Hines ...
 William Cecil (Lord Burghley) 5 episodes, 1971
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 Walsingham 3 episodes, 1971
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 Earl of Sussex 3 episodes, 1971
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 Lettice Knollys, Lady Leicester 3 episodes, 1971
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 Robert Devereaux (Earl of Essex) 2 episodes, 1971
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 King Philip II of Spain 2 episodes, 1971
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 Kat Ashley 2 episodes, 1971
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 Lord Howard 2 episodes, 1971
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

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Elzbieta, królowa Anglii  »

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Glenda Jackson had her teeth blackened for the role. See more »

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The courtyard in Elizabeth's palace contains an aviary with several Australian white cockatoos, long before any European had landed in Australia. See more »

Quotes

Queen Elizabeth I: You are welcomed back to court, my Lord. You see? Your policy has triumphed. What advice would you have for me now?
Robert Dudley: I would not dare to offer you advice, my Queen.
Queen Elizabeth I: Why not?
Robert Dudley: The philosophers teach us that beauty is wisdom, and so you are the wisest woman in the world.
Queen Elizabeth I: You must not speak to me like that. It is not fit. You are a married man, and I... we will deal more honestly with each other from now on.
[Glares sharply at Dudley]
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One of the Best Miniseries Ever
24 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this over 30 years ago as a teenager and thought it was superb. I don't think I've seen it rerun since, but Glenda Jackson's astonishing performance has always stayed with me. I just got the DVD set and it's stunning, even better than I rememberedit. The research and writing are much more intelligent than almost anything currently produced (the BBC produced it).

I had a love/hate reaction to the Cate Blanchett Elizabeth a few years back; I loved it because the performances and cinemetography were great, but hated the many, many historical errors in it. If you like movies that are both well-made and historically accurate, you can't get any better than Elizabeth R.


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