Elizabeth: The Golden Age - 2007
Movie: Elizabeth: The Golden Age - 2007
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Synopsis: Papist Spain wants to bring down the heretic Elizabeth - Queen of Protestant England (Cate Blanchette). Phillip, King of Spain (Jordi Molla), is building a massive armada. Elizabeth's cousin Mary Stuart (Samantha Morton) is claiming the throne, and under house arrest in Scotland. Two empires collide in 1588.
Scene: Elizabeth is on a state visit, accompained by her ladies in waiting and closest advisor - Francis Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush). She inspects the interior of a cathedral under construction, then leaves to walk among her subjects. Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen), an adventurer from the New World, throws his cloak on the ground as she advances - covering a puddle. The scene is created from a pastiche of UK locations: Elizabeth is seen arriving on a barge on a canal with a stone bridge in the background (Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge), and passing into the cathedral at street level, then out a different entrance (The Front Gate at St John's College, Cambridge - completed in 1516). The interior shot of the cathedral is in the nave at Winchester Cathedral (Winchester, Hampshire).
Monogram: The canopy that accompanies Elizabeth as she exits the cathedral, seen from high overhead, bears the royal monogram - ER.
Contributed by: Yvonne Broach