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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Series cast summary:
...  Queen Elizabeth I 6 episodes, 1971
Ronald Hines ...  William Cecil (Lord Burghley) 5 episodes, 1971
...  Robert Dudley (Earl of Leicester) 3 episodes, 1971
...  Walsingham 3 episodes, 1971
...  Earl of Sussex 3 episodes, 1971
...  Lettice Knollys, Lady Leicester 3 episodes, 1971
...  Robert Devereaux (Earl of Essex) 2 episodes, 1971
...  King Philip II of Spain 2 episodes, 1971
...  Kat Ashley 2 episodes, 1971
...  Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots / ... 2 episodes, 1971
...  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 »

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Queen Elizabeth I: I grieve, and dare not show my discontent. I love, and yet I am forced to seem to hate. I do, yet dare not say I ever meant. I seem stark mute, but inwardly I do prate. I am, and not. I freeze, yet am burned since from myself my other self I turned. My care is like my shadow in the sun... follows me flying, flies when I pursue it. Stand and lies by me, doth what I have done. This too familiar care doth make me rue it, not means I find to rid him from my breast. Til, by the end of things, it be ...
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Outstanding biography of Elizabeth I
25 March 2002 | by 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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