PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.
Mary, Queen of Scots, was not originally part of the Babington Conspiracy. Sir Francis Walsingham, who wanted an excuse to have her convicted of a capital crime, got one of the conspirators to act as a double agent and entrap her.
Title Card: Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Philip of Spain, a devout Catholic, has plunged Europe into holy war. Only England stands against him, ruled by a Protestant Queen.
Raleigh announces that he has just returned from the New World, and has named the land he discovered "Virginia" after Elizabeth. Walter Raleigh sent a mission to establish a settlement in 1584; he never set foot in the New World during this time period. Secondly, "Virginia" was derived from the name of the Roanoke Colony chief Wingina, which was modified by Elizabeth to "Virginia" after her own title.
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