Madam, by this act... by this act, you force us to relinquish our allegiance to the Holy...
[Elizabeth presents her ideas of religious reform to Parliament; the bishops are outraged and begin to argue]
Madam, by this act... by this act, you force us to relinquish our allegiance to the Holy Father.
How can I force you, Your Grace? I am a woman.
I have no desire to make windows into men's souls. I simply ask, can any man, in truth, serve two masters, and be faithful to both?
[Bishops start to argue again]
Madam, this-this is heresy!
No, Your Grace, this is... common sense.
[Bishops murmur in semi-agreement]
Which is a most English virtue.
Clip duration: 50 seconds
Timestamp in movie: 00h 55m 04s
Uploaded: 20 November, 2022
Genres: biography, drama, history
Summary: The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.