R | | Biography, Drama, History
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
Thomas Howard (the Duke of Norfolk) (Christopher Eccleston) and Sir William Cecil (Lord Burghley) (Sir Richard Attenborough) actually had a common relative. Norfolk's mother was Frances de Vere, whose nephew Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, was married to Burghley's daughter Anne Cecil. It has also ... ...
Mary of Guise:
Go back to England, and take this to your Queen. Hm?
Mary of Guise: English blood on French colors.
Mary of Guise: Send him back to his Queen, and make sure he remains alive. Tell that bastard Queen not to send children to fight Mary of Guise!
Pope Julius II is featured in a scene in this movie, even though he had already died by the time Elizabeth was a little girl.
£166,174 (UK) (4 October 1998)