When catholic Queen Mary dies the succession goes to Elizabeth, the protestant half-sister Mary was not prepared to execute. The new queen finds herself surrounded by advisers, some supportive but some plotting to restore the catholic line by almost any means. She is also under pressure to marry and produce an heir, but her lover Lord Robert Dudley is not considered suitable. Elizabeth realizes she has some decisions to make, the most important being who rules England.
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- Released: 1998
- Rating: R
- Review: Replete with smashing finery and looks as sharp as daggers, this political thriller cum romance deals with the early reign of Elizabeth I (1533-1603). The year is 1554: Following Henry VIII's split from the Roman Catholic Church, his Catholic daughter, Ma… (more)