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.
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's introduction of the potato to court is pure fiction. Spanish Conquistadores learned of the potato from the Peruvian natives who had cultivated it millennia, and introduced the potato to Europe in 1570, while Walter Raleigh was at Oxford. Moreover, Raleigh calls the potato by its Spanish name, "patata".
English, Spanish, Swedish
$6,153,075 (USA) (14 October 2007)