Elizabeth R (1971)

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 Queen Elizabeth I (6 episodes, 1971)
Ronald Hines ...
 William Cecil (Lord Burghley) (5 episodes, 1971)
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 Robert Dudley (Earl of Leicester) (3 episodes, 1971)
Stephen Murray ...
 Walsingham (3 episodes, 1971)
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 Earl of Sussex (3 episodes, 1971)
Angela Thorne ...
 Lettice Knollys, Lady Leicester (3 episodes, 1971)
Robin Ellis ...
 Robert Devereaux (Earl of Essex) (2 episodes, 1971)
Peter Jeffrey ...
 King Philip II of Spain (2 episodes, 1971)
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 Kat Ashley (2 episodes, 1971)
Vivian Pickles ...
 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots / ... (2 episodes, 1971)
Peter Howell ...
 Lord Howard (2 episodes, 1971)
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisors 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. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Elzbieta, królowa Anglii  »

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Two hundred gowns were made specifically for the series. Some were so heavily padded that Glenda Jackson could barely bend her arms. Some were so heavy that she could only wear them while sitting. Some required weights to maintain their shape. Some were so large that Jackson found it hard to walk through doorways. 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: I thought that if all other men deserted me, you would not.
Robert Dudley: I would die for you!
Queen Elizabeth I: What is that to do with it?
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Outstanding biography of Elizabeth I
25 March 2002 | by (Huntsville, Alabama) – See all my reviews

"Elizabeth R" is an outstanding biography of Elizabeth I of England. The performances by all of the actors, most notably the fantastic performance by Glenda Jackson in the title role, are all exemplary. After reading Alison Weir's excellent and detailed biography of Elizabeth and then watching the series again, I could see how accurate the series was and how much of Elizabeth's life they were able to cover in detail. (I would recommend anyone who has enjoyed watching "Elizabeth R" to read Weir's biography). Also, the series is a good follow up of the (also excellent) series "The Six Wives of Henry VIII". Some actors cross over from one series to the next in the same roles, giving a sense of continuity. Anyone who has an interest in the history of England's monarchy should enjoy this incredible series.


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