Beyond the Film: Queen Elizabeth
Elizabeth I is the character portrayed by the brilliant Cate Blanchett on the film Elizabeth the Golden Age. However, in order for us to better appreciate the film, we have deemed it necessary to delve into the life of the real historical figure on which it revolves around.
Born on September 1533 Elizabeth ruled as Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on the 24th of March 1603. She is considered to be among the most important monarchs of English history, also referred to by some as the Virgin Queen, Good Queen Bess, and the childless Elizabeth.
Interestingly, she was the last monarch to come from the House of Tudor. This fact is remarkable enough as it is. As you may not know, the House of Tudor was at the center of many tumultuous events in England’s history – from the Wars of the Roses to Henry VIII’s infamous gallivanting.
Interestingly, Elizabeth was the daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. This guaranteed that her rise to the throne would be dangerous and unlikely. Despite all that, Elizabeth is remembered to be one of the better rulers to have graced England. The events in the film would explain why.