I have to confess that I loved the first Elizabeth way back in 1998. Sure it lacked historical accuracy, but I was drawn in by Elizabeth's complexity and her relationship with Dudley in Cate Blanchett's portrayal.
Fast-forward nine years and Blanchett is back playing a more mature Elizabeth. England is still full of intrigue and the Protestant queen has to constantly watch her back for plots to overthrow her by those cunning Catholics. Also constant is Elizabeth’s ongoing game of keeping countries close to England by appearing to be choosing marital candidates. Read More