Women Who Made History

Episode 3: Elisabeth I – Married to England

Although she went down in history as the “Virgin Queen”, Elisabeth I had an impressive number of lovers. But she always remained true to her principle: “My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England’s hate.” Unmarried and childless, Elisabeth I ruled the empire for 45 years, in an era when the entire world considered women too weak for such a role.


WRITER: Christina Trebbi     DIRECTOR: Christian Twente, Michael Löseke     CAMERA: Torbjörn Karvang, Martin Christ EDITOR: Ramin Sabeti     MUSIC: Paul Rabiger     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Stefan Brauburger (ZDF), Georg Graffe (ZDF), Anja Greulich (ZDF)