From the Masterpiece Theatre newsletter: Coming in November! THE VIRGIN QUEEN
Sundays, November 13 + 20, 2005. Anne-Marie Duff stars as The Virgin Queen in a lavish new two-part drama based on the improbable rise and tumultuous reign of one of England’s greatest monarchs: Elizabeth I. The series explores the full sweep of Elizabeth’s life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister, “Bloody” Mary ); through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Spanish Armada; and finally her old age and her last, enigmatic relationship with her young protege, the Earl of Essex.