Series 1

Series 1

Dan Snow takes to the sea to tell the story of how England came within a whisker of disaster in summer 1588. Anita Dobson stars as Elizabeth I.

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Behind the scenes during our drama shoot

Behind the scenes during our drama shoot
Find out from our Series Producer how the team shot on the high seas in East London

Anita Dobson's Elizabeth I Costumes

Anita Dobson's Elizabeth I Costumes
Joanna Beatty the costume designer tells us how she achieved Anita's look

How we created Anita's make up

How we created Anita's make up
Make-up designer Bella Cruickshank explains how she created Anita's amazing look

How did one family shape modern Britain?

How did one family shape modern Britain?
The Tudor dynasty introduced huge changes to England that are still with us today.

Twitter Q&A with Jessie Childs

Jessie Childs

Speak to our historian after the show

Elizabeth I: Troubled child to beloved Queen

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How Elizabeth I survived her childhood to become one of Britain’s greatest monarchs.

How could you survive in Tudor England?

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Ruth Goodman shows you how to avoid the plague, punishment or starvation.