Elizabeth

Elizabeth

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This informative release from A&E reveals almost everything one would want to know about the life of Queen Elizabeth. The disc offers a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include the chronology of British monarchs. This is an… See more details below

Overview

This informative release from A&E reveals almost everything one would want to know about the life of Queen Elizabeth. The disc offers a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include the chronology of British monarchs. This is an excellent title for history buffs, Anglophiles, and teachers.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
It's often said that truth is stranger than fiction, but this superb biography -- originally broadcast on the History Channel -- proves that it can be infinitely more fascinating as well. Hosted by bestselling historian David Starkey, Elizabeth explores the turbulent life and times of England's Virgin Queen by augmenting newly shot re-creations of famous events with artistic interpretations of Good Queen Bess, glimpses of British landmarks and period artifacts, and incisive passages quoted from historical records. Elizabeth's reign began in the late 16th century, with her beloved England threatened from both without and within. As this four-hour documentary demonstrates, she rose to these challenges, most notably building the Royal Navy into a world-renowned fighting force that defeated the Spanish Armada and presiding over a cultural renaissance distinguished by the rise of William Shakespeare. Starkey's commentary paints a vivid picture the Elizabethan era and also describes the private struggles of a queen whose legendary devotion to her people took a huge toll on her personal life. Exhaustively researched and imaginatively presented, Elizabeth is guaranteed to mesmerize even those viewers who are only vaguely familiar with the beloved monarch's reign. The handsome two-disc set also features a chronology of the English monarchy.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/28/2002
UPC:
0733961704891
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
3:20:00

Special Features

Chronology of British monarchs; Interactive menus; Scene selection

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Volume 1
1. Virgin Queen [8:37]
2. A Model Student [7:18]
3. A New King [7:30]
4. Exiled [7:39]
5. Mary's Reign [8:58]
6. Elizabeth's Coronation [9:18]
1. A New Regime [8:04]
2. England's New Religion [8:23]
3. Queen of Scots [7:40]
4. Heir to the Throne [9:03]
5. Rebellion [8:33]
6. Religious Crusade [7:36]
Side #2 -- Volume 2
1. Protestant Massacre [6:57]
2. Possible Marriages [5:17]
3. Enthusiastic Religion [8:31]
4. A Heroic Death [8:43]
5. Royal Execution [12:04]
6. Spanish Invasion [7:39]
1. Sons of Nobility [9:15]
2. Attack on Cadiz [8:54]
3. Irish Invasion [7:55]
4. A Bid for Power [8:18]
5. High Treason [7:02]
6. Dying Queen [7:44]

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