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1st Feb '16 11:36:33 AM Rebochan
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** While it's certainly up for debate if the "Virgin Queen" really was a virgin, popping out tons of bastard children to the point that she lost count without anyone noticing would be rather difficult given that the Queen has to actually, you know, ''physically undergo nine months of pregnancy followed by childbirth.''
1st Feb '16 11:32:04 AM Rebochan
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** The Tudor Rose was not an ''actual'' flower, unlike what's depicted in the movie. It was meant to depict the union of the House of Lancaster (whose emblem was a red rose) and the House of York (who used a white rose).
28th Jan '16 5:31:12 PM Tuckerscreator
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Has nothing to do with the point made in the previous sentence.
** The portrayal of UsefulNotes/RichardIII as an EvilCripple wasn't Shakespeare's invention: it appears as "[[BasedOnAGreatBigLie fact]]" in Polydore Vergil's ''Anglica Historia'', published in 1534 - over a decade before the births of both Edward and Shakespeare. Not to mention that the entire play was a giant piece of Tudor propaganda that was state-sanctioned to portray Richard III in a negative light.
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** The portrayal of UsefulNotes/RichardIII as an EvilCripple wasn't Shakespeare's invention: it appears as "[[BasedOnAGreatBigLie fact]]" in Polydore Vergil's ''Anglica Historia'', published in 1534 - over a decade before the births of both Edward and Shakespeare. Not to mention that the entire play was a giant piece of Tudor propaganda that was state-sanctioned to portray Richard III in a negative light.
9th Jan '16 10:17:02 AM StFan
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** The chronology is ''completely'' wrong. ''Theater/{{Macbeth}}'' is performed before ''Theater/{{Hamlet}}''. ''Macbeth'' is widely considered to be a rather late production by Shakespeare, and directly references King James I (who ascends to the throne at the end of the film).
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** The chronology is ''completely'' wrong. ''Theater/{{Macbeth}}'' ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' is performed before ''Theater/{{Hamlet}}''.''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. ''Macbeth'' is widely considered to be a rather late production by Shakespeare, and directly references King James I (who ascends to the throne at the end of the film).
14th Sep '15 1:24:25 PM Redmess
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** The portrayal of UsefulNotes/RichardIII as an EvilCripple wasn't Shakespeare's invention: it appears as "[[BasedOnAGreatBigLie fact]]" in Polydore Vergil's ''Anglica Historia'', published in 1534 - over a decade before the births of both Edward and Shakespeare.
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** The portrayal of UsefulNotes/RichardIII as an EvilCripple wasn't Shakespeare's invention: it appears as "[[BasedOnAGreatBigLie fact]]" in Polydore Vergil's ''Anglica Historia'', published in 1534 - over a decade before the births of both Edward and Shakespeare. Not to mention that the entire play was a giant piece of Tudor propaganda that was state-sanctioned to portray Richard III in a negative light.
18th Aug '15 12:21:32 AM Tuckerscreator
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** The Globe Theater catches on fire when torch-bearing troops chase Ben Johnson through it. The actual 1613 fire was an accident caused by a prop cannon. **At a gathering of playwrights, the idea of a play entirely in iambic pentameter is treated as revolutionary. Not only did Shakespeare write only one play entirely in that form (''Richard II''), but writing plays in verse was the common way of doing it back then.
14th Aug '15 1:41:28 PM Tuckerscreator
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** Also, Creator/ChristopherMarlowe figures out that Edward is writing the plays, because he realises that the character of Polonius in ''Hamlet'' is meant to signify William Cecil, so Shakespeare [[spoiler:murders Marlowe]] to prevent the truth from getting out. ''Hamlet'' was first performed in 1601 (1598 in the film.) Marlow died in 1593.
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** Also, Creator/ChristopherMarlowe figures out that Edward is writing the plays, because he realises that the character of Polonius in ''Hamlet'' is meant to signify William Cecil, so Shakespeare [[spoiler:murders Marlowe]] to prevent the truth from getting out. ''Hamlet'' was first performed in 1601 (1598 in the film.) Marlow Marlowe had already died in 1593.1593, and Cecil in 1598.
14th Aug '15 1:30:30 PM Tuckerscreator
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* AnachronicOrder: Kyle Kallgren at ''Webvideo/BrowsHeldHigh'' [[http://chezapocalypse.com/episodes/shakespeare-month-anonymous/ points out]] that this was probably done to stop the audience from noticing that the internal chronology of the film is both self-contradictory and flies in the face of almost all historical data.
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* AnachronicOrder: Kyle Kallgren at ''Webvideo/BrowsHeldHigh'' [[http://chezapocalypse.com/episodes/shakespeare-month-anonymous/ [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3uYipLshD4 points out]] that this was probably done to stop the audience from noticing that the internal chronology of the film is both self-contradictory and flies in the face of almost all historical data.
14th Aug '15 2:38:24 AM Eagal
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* HistoricalFiction: Although not everyone [[ConspiracyTheorist thinks it's fiction.]]
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* HistoricalFiction: Although not everyone [[ConspiracyTheorist thinks it's fiction.]]%%* HistoricalFiction
14th Aug '15 2:37:39 AM Eagal
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* AlternateHistory: The premise of the film is that Shakespeare never wrote his own plays, instead attributing them to Edward De Vere, the Earl of Oxford. The makers of the film, however, [[ConspiracyTheorist don't think that it's an "alternate" history.]]
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* AlternateHistory: The premise of the film is that Shakespeare never wrote his own plays, instead attributing them to Edward De Vere, the Earl of Oxford. The makers of the film, however, [[ConspiracyTheorist don't think that it's an "alternate" history.]]

* AnythingThatMoves: UsefulNotes/ElizabethI is ''The Virgin Queen'' InNameOnly in this film.
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* AnythingThatMoves: UsefulNotes/ElizabethI is ''The "The Virgin Queen'' Queen" InNameOnly in this film.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Queen UsefulNotes/ElizabethI (hilariously enough).
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* ReallyGetsAround: Queen UsefulNotes/ElizabethI (hilariously enough).UsefulNotes/ElizabethI, in contrast to her historical reputation as the Virgin Queen.
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