It is 1600 and Elizabeth is now an old woman yet she is still a match for the young, handsome, and dashing Earl of Essex. The Irish troubles and crushing the rebellious Essex rob an aged and weary Queen of the will to live.
Did You Know?
Elizabeth is seen sitting on a chair towards the end and is heard to speak a few words when someone moves her hand away from her mouth. However, history records that Elizabeth lay on cushions on the floor and couldn't be persuaded to move to her bed, and was said to be beyond the power of speech at this point. See more
Sir Robert Cecil
Ma'am, for the sake of the people you must go to bed
Queen Elizabeth I
Little Man, the word must is not used to Princes