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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.
Historically, Robert Devereaux and Elizabeth I were never lovers. In truth, She favored him as a courtier for many years, but his treason against her caused her the greatest anger and lead to his cruel execution in 1601. Factually, it was Robert Dudley whom Elizabeth was rumored to have had a romantic relationship with. however, this rumored romance was never proven and has always only been speculation. Queen Elizabeth was serious about remaining true to her name of "The Virgin Queen", and therefore was reputed to have never taken a lover to bed with her. This included Robert Dudley.
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex:
And now, may I go? This dying sticks in my mind and makes me poor company.
At about 20 minutes into the movie, a duet is being performed with a piano and lute. The piano was not yet invented in 1596. It was invented circa 1700. The only keyboard string type instrument, in the time period, was the Harpsichord.
The Warner Brothers shield is in the form of an English coat of arms. This logo was seen in Errol Flynn's previous film The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938).