'Queen Elizabeth's Secret Agents'
(DVD / PG / 2018 / PBS)
Overview: Here in 'Queen Elizabeth's Secret Agents' we discover the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth I in power for over 40 years.
DVD Verdict: During a time when Britain was divided, unstable, and violent, the world's first secret service was born. Run by William and Robert Cecil, this father-and-son team had the duty of protecting the Queen and the Country. Join leading historians as they examine the biggest events of Elizabeth's reign.
This is a fascinating documentary, albeit too short in my own humble opinion, of the special guard, shall we call them, that protected and served Queen Elizabeth I whilst she was in power.
Leading historians study the period from different key players' points of view. They dissect the minds and motivations of key players, to uncover an intricate, covert spy network, revealing how Elizabethan England really was.
Indeed, 'Queen Elizabeth's Secret Agents' takes us through the biggest events of Elizabeth's reign, the entrapment and execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, the capture and escape of catholic fugitive John Gerard and the most infamous terrorist conspiracy in British history, the Gunpowder Plot. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.