Young Bess (MGM) is an ideal coronation-year movie. Its heroine is Elizabeth I (1533-1603), who, like the present Elizabeth, became Queen of England at
he age of 25. Queen Bess, based on Margaret Irwin's 1944 bestselling novel,
akes a long, romantic, Technicolored look, not at the public reign of Elizabeth the Queen, but at the private life of Elizabeth
According to the movie, the great love in Elizabeth's life was Thomas, Lord Seymour, lord high admiral of England. (According to some history books, Tom was an unprincipled wolf who tried to seduce the...