The Virgin Queen

Set against some of Britain's most beautiful landscapes, The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth I's long and eventful life, from the young princess to the successful Queen, who turns England into a major world power.

The drama explores her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror and her great love affair with Robert Dudley. Some of the important political and historical events during her reign are highlighted as she balances personal life with the pressures of being a monarch. Her years of triumph over the Armada, her old age and her last enigmatic relationship with the young Earl of Essex are also captured.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC One (2006 - 2006)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama History
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

Official site: www.bbc.co.uk

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Episode 4

Episode 1x04; Feb 12, 2006

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: Episode 4Feb 12, 2006
1x03: Episode 3Feb 5, 2006
1x02: Episode 2Jan 29, 2006
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