Episode 44: Elizabeth

Episode 44: Elizabeth. 1998 saw the release of this lavish movie, detailing the early years of the reign of Elizabeth First of England. With a strong cast, the movie launched Cate Blanchett into stardom with her portrayal of the young Queen Bess as she has to deal with court conspiracies, foreign interference and a host of suitors for the hand in marriage of the Queen of England. Elizabeth receives conflicting advice from powerful men, used to operating in an exclusively male world. We will examine how Elizabeth coped, both in the movie and in reality and how divergent those two accounts become. We hope you join us for the journey.


Dr Phil, HbH’s medical consultant and super-supportive listener sent in this link to an article detailing Queen Mary’s illnesses and likely cause of death. 

Author: History by Hollywood

A podcast series examining the real events and people behind fact-based movies

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