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Becoming Elizabeth: Necessity Compels Me To Plague You (S1EP5 STARZ Sunday July 10, 2022)

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Necessity Compels Me To Plague You: The return of Thomas into Elizabeth’s life presents a new challenge for her because she has been changed by her experiences and is determined to avoid making the same mistakes she did when she was last at Chelsea. Mary’s defiance has shocked the court, but the Lord Somerset is still more focused on raising money for the Scottish war. Even Somerset’s closest friend, the Lord Dudley, starts to question Somerset’s strategy as uprisings spread throughout the nation after a secret meeting with the French ambassador that was held without the council or the king’s knowledge.

Thomas sees an opportunity to overthrow the Lord Somerset’s rule as he begins to lose the confidence of even those closest to him and as the king’s contempt for him grows. Elizabeth is crucial to his strategy.

Written By: Anna Jordan
Directed By: Udayan Prasad

Airdate: Sunday July 10, 2022 at 21:00 on STARZ

Season 1 Episode 5

Becoming Elizabeth is the fascinating story of the early life of England’s most iconic Queen. Long before she ascended the throne, young Elizabeth Tudor was an orphaned teenager who became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court. With no clear heir, the death of King Henry the VIII sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power. His surviving children find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country.Elizabeth struggles to control her own destiny and take real power as the men around her attempt to claim her sovereignty. Her fascinating and factual journey to secure the crown is filled with scheming, betrayal and illicit relationships that threaten to bring forth her demise at a time in which every man or woman of the court is on the wheel of fortune, which may take them to a position of great power one moment, or the executioner’s block the next.