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Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, History  |  14 March 2004 (UK)
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Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot.

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Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot.

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Conspiración, traición y muerte  »

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Bothwell: Forgive me.
Mary, Queen of Scots: How's your head?
Bothwell: Sore.
Mary, Queen of Scots: I could remove it for you.
Bothwell: Well, that would do the trick, aye.
Mary, Queen of Scots: You caused Lord Darnley great offense, you called Lord Darnley a long streak of English piss!
Bothwell: Then I must apologize.
Lord Darnley: I thank you.
Bothwell: 'Twas English *pish*.
Lord Darnley: [pause] Banishment, I think.
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James I depicted as nothing more than venal and repulsive
23 November 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

From the script and from Robert Carlyle's performance, you'd have no inkling that James I was anything other than a degenerate, evil homosexual. Therefore you lose interest in watching the show because his character has no redeeming qualities. Contrast this portrayal with a quote from an historical website: "Along with Alfred the Great, James is considered to have been one of the most intellectual and learned individuals ever to sit on the English or Scottish Throne. Under him, much of the cultural flourishing of Elizabethan England continued; individuals such as Sir Francis Bacon (afterwards Viscount St Albans) and William Shakespeare flourished during the reign. James himself was a talented scholar, writing works such as Daemonologie (1597), The True Law of Free Monarchies (1598), Basilikon Doron (1599) and A Counterblast to Tobacco (1604)." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_I_of_England) There was absolutely no evidence of anything but venality and repulsiveness in the depiction of James I in this TV show.


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