Elizabeth I: How successfully did she tackle the problems of her reign:Marriage
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Welcome to Elizabeth I Blind Date Here’s your host with the most A legend in her own lunchtime It’s your maiden for the evening… Oprah Winifred
Intro Welcome to a very special edition of Blind Date. In our audience tonight we have the English Parliament, and they are here to find out about possible husbands for a very special lady
Intro So, without further ado Let’s bring in the boys!
Contestants Contestant Number 1 Contestant Number 2 Contestant Number 3 Contestant Number 4
Hello, Number 1 What’s your name and where do you come from? My name’s Prince Eric and I am from Sweden.
Hello, Number 2 What’s your name and where do you come from? My Name’s Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and I’m from England
Hello, Number 3 What’s your name and where do you come from? Don’t you know who I am? My Name’s Phillip II and I am from Spain
Hello, Number 4 What’s your name and where do you come from? My Name’s Francis, Duke of Alençon and I am from France
Now let us meet our very special girl. It is my honour to introduce to you all the most magnificent, the great, the most glorious….
Hello everyone, I am Your Queen, and I know how much you want me to get married. You know that I am Protestant and that I would like my country to be protected from foreign invasion. To help you decide who I should marry I have three questions to ask each suitor
Question Number 1 My father went through a lot of pain, and lost many friends (and wives) to turn England into this great Protestant country. What is your preferred religion?
Question to Number 3 Your father Henry VIII was a great man, however he was misguided. Catholicism is the true religion Philip II Spain
Question to Number 2 Protestant of course, I am a real Englishman, loyal to you my lady Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Question to Number 1 Protestant, no question Prince Eric of Sweden
Question to Number 4 I have to agree with contestant number 3. I will stick to my Catholic roots ! Francis, Duke of Alençon
Question Number 2 As Queen, I enjoy the finer things in life. Good food, fine wines, expensive clothes and I just love buying make-up. My second question is, are you rich?
Question to Number 2 Oh yes, rich rich rich. I made most of my money by trading. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Question to Number 1 I might not be as rich as some of the others, but I am heir to the Swedish throne so I have money! Prince Eric of Sweden
Question to Number 4 My brother is the King of France and I have lots of money and some estates in France. Francis, Duke of Alençon
Question to Number 3 I have gold from South America, and I own a lot of other countries. I will share all I have with you. Choose me as your husband. Philip II Spain
Question Number 3 We all have skeletons in the closet. I have my cousin Mary locked up as we speak! My third question is, is there anything you think I should know before my parliament decides who I should marry?
Question to Number 1 I am a peace-loving man so I won’t drag you into any wars. Please, choose me. Prince Eric of Sweden
Question to Number 4 Although I am Catholic, please remember we French do not hate England as much as the Spanish do. Francis, Duke of Alençon
Question to Number 3 I spoke to the Pope the other day, and he said that maybe I should not marry you unless you agree to England becoming Catholic. Philip II Spain
Question to Number 2 We have known each other since we were children. You know I love you. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
How fantastic was that! What a difficult choice. Who should Good Queen Bess Marry? Here is a reminder of our four fabulous suitors…..
Suitor, Number 1 A Protestant Prince, maybe not as rich as some of the others. But he’s a man who would keep the peace! Prince Eric of Sweden
Suitor, Number 2 Dudley has known the Queen since they were children. But would the other English noble get jealous and plot against him and Elizabeth? Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Suitor, Number 3 A Catholic who plans to defend his faith. But he is richer and more powerful than all of the others! Phillip II of Spain
Hello, Number 4 He is a French Catholic, but does not hate England as much as the Spanish hate us. He is very rich and his brother is King of France, a good Ally. Francis, Duke of Alençon
Although all of these contestants would make a wonderful husband, I can choose to marry only one. I will marry the only one that I can be 100% faithful to…..
But you will only find out who that is once you’ve done a bit more research…..