Historical Time of the Film: 1552 – Mid sixteenth century.
Historical Place Setting of the Film: England
Theme of the Film: How Elizabeth managed to gain the throne through turmoil, and then maintain it through even greater conflict and opposition.
Greatest Surprise of the Film: The attention to detail and the symbolism employed to make the story richer than any other period piece. The script was also very well written, and very well paced
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rule and remain queen of England. She symbolically cut her hair and became “The Virgin Queen,” deciding to never again let man or romance get in the way of the throne. Did she truly want to do this, or was it just a necessary evil? All that we are told is that she remained at the throne for another forty years after this film ends, and that her rule is considered England’s “Golden Age.”