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18th Nov '14 7:39:39 AM Patachou
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* [[TheVirginQueen the English Queen?]]

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* [[TheVirginQueen [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI the English Queen?]]
21st Dec '13 1:39:26 PM LongLiveHumour
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Did you mean the [[Series/ElizabethI 2005 miniseries?]]

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* [[TheVirginQueen the English Queen?]]
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the [[Series/ElizabethI 2005 miniseries?]]
20th Dec '13 5:39:25 PM LongLiveHumour
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Did you mean the [[Series/ElizabethI 2005 miniseries?]]

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Did you mean the [[Series/ElizabethI 2005 miniseries?]]miniseries?]]
20th Dec '13 5:39:16 PM LongLiveHumour
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->''One thing I found hard to get scripted was the size of her ego.'' \\
-- Helen Mirren

A 2005 miniseries about the last few decades of the reign of Elizabeth I. The series deals with her personal and political life, spotlighting her relationships with the Earl of Leicester and the Earl of Essex. The main-actors were lauded for their performances and this series went on to win several prestigious awards.

This show provides examples of:

* BatmanGambit: Elizabeth knew the Earl of Essex was going to betray her, so she relaxed the guard on him and did not prosecute him. The Earl duly goes on a mad scheme to ride to court and take her hostage, for which she is well prepared. The Earl is captured, while the Queen's earlier leniancy made it clear to everyone she was the wronged party, despite his claims to the contrary.
* BetterAsFriends: She tries this with Leicester at some point, but it's never very convincing; come on, if she COULD have made him King, slept with him and had heirs by him, then she would have done so.
* BritishSeries
* CelibateHero: Elizabeth is one of the most famous in history.
* TheCharmer: The Earl of Leicester.
* ErmineCapeEffect
* AFatherToHisMen: Elizabeth insists on going to Tilbury to show her support for the soldiers.
* FriendshipMoment: Several little scenes with Lord Burghley.
* GoOutWithASmile: Leicester.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Averted. Quite a lot is shown of gory executions.
* TheHeretic: Elizabeth and most of the people at the English court. One of the main reasons Spain tried to invade.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Slightly subverted, since it's not clear whether the men courting Elizabeth are in it for her or for the power.
* KnightInShiningArmor: The Earl of Essex clearly aspired to be this, but forgot that behaving honorably includes obedience to a sovereign; see OffWithHisHead.
* LoveRuinsTheRealm: Why she can not marry the duke of Anjou.
* OffWithHisHead: Subverted. Elizabeth is very reluctant to have Mary killed. This is later played to full by the execution of, you guessed it, [[spoiler: The Earl of Essex - when he is executed, millions of people cheer happily.]]
* OlderSidekick: Lord Burghley.
* OneLiner: Many.
* PimpedOutDress: Elizabeth of course wears several.
* RedHeadedHero: Obviously.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In between romantic interludes with different men, Elizabeth also rules England effectively.
* SecretRelationship: Leicester and Lady Essex, later The Earl of Essex and Frances Walsingham - Elizabeth, rightfully enough, is ''realllllllllllllllllllllly'' not happy about this.
* SourSupporter: Sir Francis Walsingham.
* StandardRoyalCourt
* SuccessionCrisis: Her councillors are afraid this will happen after Elizabeth dies.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask.

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->''One thing I found hard to get scripted was Did you mean the size of her ego.'' \\
-- Helen Mirren

A
[[Series/ElizabethI 2005 miniseries about the last few decades of the reign of Elizabeth I. The series deals with her personal and political life, spotlighting her relationships with the Earl of Leicester and the Earl of Essex. The main-actors were lauded for their performances and this series went on to win several prestigious awards.

This show provides examples of:

* BatmanGambit: Elizabeth knew the Earl of Essex was going to betray her, so she relaxed the guard on him and did not prosecute him. The Earl duly goes on a mad scheme to ride to court and take her hostage, for which she is well prepared. The Earl is captured, while the Queen's earlier leniancy made it clear to everyone she was the wronged party, despite his claims to the contrary.
* BetterAsFriends: She tries this with Leicester at some point, but it's never very convincing; come on, if she COULD have made him King, slept with him and had heirs by him, then she would have done so.
* BritishSeries
* CelibateHero: Elizabeth is one of the most famous in history.
* TheCharmer: The Earl of Leicester.
* ErmineCapeEffect
* AFatherToHisMen: Elizabeth insists on going to Tilbury to show her support for the soldiers.
* FriendshipMoment: Several little scenes with Lord Burghley.
* GoOutWithASmile: Leicester.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Averted. Quite a lot is shown of gory executions.
* TheHeretic: Elizabeth and most of the people at the English court. One of the main reasons Spain tried to invade.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Slightly subverted, since it's not clear whether the men courting Elizabeth are in it for her or for the power.
* KnightInShiningArmor: The Earl of Essex clearly aspired to be this, but forgot that behaving honorably includes obedience to a sovereign; see OffWithHisHead.
* LoveRuinsTheRealm: Why she can not marry the duke of Anjou.
* OffWithHisHead: Subverted. Elizabeth is very reluctant to have Mary killed. This is later played to full by the execution of, you guessed it, [[spoiler: The Earl of Essex - when he is executed, millions of people cheer happily.]]
* OlderSidekick: Lord Burghley.
* OneLiner: Many.
* PimpedOutDress: Elizabeth of course wears several.
* RedHeadedHero: Obviously.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: In between romantic interludes with different men, Elizabeth also rules England effectively.
* SecretRelationship: Leicester and Lady Essex, later The Earl of Essex and Frances Walsingham - Elizabeth, rightfully enough, is ''realllllllllllllllllllllly'' not happy about this.
* SourSupporter: Sir Francis Walsingham.
* StandardRoyalCourt
* SuccessionCrisis: Her councillors are afraid this will happen after Elizabeth dies.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask.

<<|BritishSeries|>>
miniseries?]]
14th Nov '12 12:42:50 PM IronLion
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* GuiltTrip: After Mary Stuart's execution.
7th Aug '12 6:01:10 AM Coral
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* BatmanGambit: Elizabeth knew the Earl of Essex was going to betray her, so she relaxed the guard on him and did not prosecute him. The Earl duly goes on a mad scheme to ride to court and take her hostage, for which she is well prepared. The Earl is captured, while the Queen's earlier leniancy made it clear to everyone she was the wrong party, despite his claims to the contrary.

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* BatmanGambit: Elizabeth knew the Earl of Essex was going to betray her, so she relaxed the guard on him and did not prosecute him. The Earl duly goes on a mad scheme to ride to court and take her hostage, for which she is well prepared. The Earl is captured, while the Queen's earlier leniancy made it clear to everyone she was the wrong wronged party, despite his claims to the contrary.
7th Aug '12 5:57:05 AM Coral
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* BatmanGambit: Elizabeth knew the Earl of Essex was going to betray her, so she relaxed the guard on him and did not prosecute him. The Earl duly goes on a mad scheme to ride to court and take her hostage, for which she is well prepared. The Earl is captured, while the Queen's earlier leniancy made it clear to everyone she was the wrong party, despite his claims to the contrary.
7th Aug '12 4:11:04 AM Coral
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* SecretRelationship: Leicester and Lady Essex, later The Earl of Essex and Francis Walsingham - Elizabeth, rightfully enough, is ''realllllllllllllllllllllly'' not happy about this.

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* SecretRelationship: Leicester and Lady Essex, later The Earl of Essex and Francis Frances Walsingham - Elizabeth, rightfully enough, is ''realllllllllllllllllllllly'' not happy about this.
21st Jul '12 8:39:47 PM JamesSwann
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* BetterAsFriends: She tries this with Leicester at some point, but it's never very convincing.

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* BetterAsFriends: She tries this with Leicester at some point, but it's never very convincing.convincing; come on, if she COULD have made him King, slept with him and had heirs by him, then she would have done so.



* KnightInShiningArmor: The Earl of Essex clearly aspired to be this, but forgot that behaving honorably includes obedience to a sovereign.

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* KnightInShiningArmor: The Earl of Essex clearly aspired to be this, but forgot that behaving honorably includes obedience to a sovereign.sovereign; see OffWithHisHead.



* OffWithHisHead: Subverted. Elizabeth is very reluctant to have Mary killed.

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* OffWithHisHead: Subverted. Elizabeth is very reluctant to have Mary killed. This is later played to full by the execution of, you guessed it, [[spoiler: The Earl of Essex - when he is executed, millions of people cheer happily.]]



* SecretRelationship: Leicester and Lady Essex.

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* SecretRelationship: Leicester and Lady Essex.Essex, later The Earl of Essex and Francis Walsingham - Elizabeth, rightfully enough, is ''realllllllllllllllllllllly'' not happy about this.
28th Jun '12 2:24:49 PM DragonQuestZ
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* OlderSidekick: Lord Burghley.

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* OlderSidekick: Lord Burghley.


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* PimpedOutDress: Elizabeth of course wears several.
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