[New York] : A & E Television Network : Distributed by New Video, c2002.
2 videodiscs (200 min. ; 100 min. each) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Title from container.
"The acclaimed saga of England's virgin queen"--Container.
Presenter, David Starkey.
Imogen Slaughter, Karen Archer, and Saskia Backwell.
Directors, Steven Clarke and Mark Fielder; producers, Steven Clarke and Mark Fielder; director of photography, Chris Openshaw; music, Andy Price, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Clifton Cathedral Choir.
Originally broadcast on television in 2002.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
One of the most important rulers in history, Elizabeth I came to the throne at a time when England was under threat of annexation from abroad and collapse from within. When she died after a reign of 45 years, she left behind a nation protected by the greatest navy on earth and in the midst of a cultural explosion she made possible. This series explores the life and rule of the woman who gave her name to an era. A blend of dramatic re-creations and commentary brings alive the courtly intrigues and epic conflicts that shaped her reign, opens a window into the Queen's private struggles and convictions, and examines her monumental legacy.
v. 1. From the prison to the palace ; The virgin queen -- v. 2. Heart of a king ; Gloriana.
Special features: chronology of British monarchs.
AAE-701489 A & E Television Networks (set)
AAE-70490--AAE-70491 A & E Television Network (discs)