* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Her Tilbury speech.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Elizabeth knocking at Leicester's part of the table in the council room and talking to 'him'.
* TearJerker: Watching her life-partner Dudley die, having never consummated their relationship. Elizabeth's final years had her clinging to a box containing his letters of affection.
* ValuesDissonance: It is shown that Elizabeth, though often quite tolerant, was capable of being very cruel to traitors.