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Did anyone watch 'Elizabeth' last night? If so, I have a few questions about it.

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MaybeDoctor Sat 09-Jul-16 14:58:20

I have watched the film several times but the same questions keep bothering me, so I wondered if anyone could help me to resolve them.

What exactly is the relationship between the Duke of Norfolk and the young lady with the dark hair? She is in the cast list as 'Lettice Howard' and appears to be his wife, but she is never referred to as the Duchess and when he is offered the succession they talk about him marrying Mary Queen of Scots.

Does Walsingham sleep with Mary de Guise then murder her in the night? Or was the deed done by the young maid giving him the side-eye?

Does Lady Arundel get to survive and go back to her children? sad I think I see her in the crowd scene at the end but I am not sure.

Finally, did anyone agree with me that it was Daniel Craig as the dodgy priest?

By the way, I love the film. I think that Cate Blanchett plays the role amazingly well in the way that her body language and mannerisms subtly and progressively change throughout. Plus the intercut end sequence is very effective.

diddl Sat 09-Jul-16 16:53:17

Didn't see it but Daniel Draig was in it as John Ballard, a priest who was arrested & executed for treason for the Babington PLot.

CremeEggThief Sun 10-Jul-16 12:21:25

Lettice Howard was a cousin of Queen Elizabeth. I can't answer your other questions, sorry, as I haven't seen the film for years.

CremeEggThief Sun 10-Jul-16 12:22:04

Howard is the family name of the Norfolk Dukes.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sun 10-Jul-16 12:30:50

I haven't seen the film lately but I don't know of any Tudor woman called Lettice Howard - did they mash Lettice Knollys up with someone else?

MadHattersWineParty Sun 10-Jul-16 12:38:30

It's supposed to be lettice Knollys so it was a bit of a time-hop character. Robert Dudley (Lord Robert) married her later in life.

You should look up Amy Robstart. That was Robert's first wife. Lots of interesting reading and strange circumstances surrounding that and what happened to her.

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