Before the Golden Age, Elizabeth was a passionate and naive girl who came to reign over a land divided by bloody turmoil. Amid palace intrigue and attempted assassinations, the young queen is forced to become a cunning strategist while weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country.
An amazing film. I imagine that it is factually accurate, if so I didn't realise how close to the wind Elizabeth sailed around the time of her coronation (before and after). The acting is sublime. There are no duff actors in the cast but even this pick of the bunch are on intense form. I was totally immersed in the ebbs and flows, the seductions and deceits, the vain and the cunning and the power struggles. There is no weak point in the film. I am surprised however that there are currently no other reviews and it was a 4 star rated, this is main stream brilliant.