Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Factual error: In the beginning of the film, a variety of different suitors are presented to Elizabeth. Amongst them are Eric XIV of Sweden, reportedly "still madly in love [with her]". Even though he was born the same year as Elizabeth; when this film takes place, in 1585, he had already been dead for 8 years.

Factual error: When one of Mary Stuart's correspondents writes her a note, he uses a quill and ink. Immediately following, he folds it up without sanding the wet ink. The writing would have been smeared so badly that it would be unreadable.

Factual error: Mary, Queen of Scots is depicted with a Scottish accent. However, Mary was raised in France from a young age and thus would speak with a French accent instead.

Darius Angel
More mistakes in Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Sir Amyas Paulet: The Queen orders these measures for your protection.
Mary Stuart: The Queen? I am a queen. They call her The Virgin Queen. Why is that, sir? Can it be that no man will have her?

Queen Elizabeth I: May we have wisdom not to fear shadows in the night, and courage when the day of danger truly dawns.

Queen Elizabeth I: My bitches wear my collars.

More quotes from Elizabeth: The Golden Age

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