Women Who Made History (3) German documentary series from 2013 Genre: Documentary This episode: Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth I ruled England for 45 years, laying the foundation for the British Empire, and when she died in 1603 she gave her name to an entire epoch: the Elizabethan Age. From Cleopatra to Elizabeth I and Sophie Scholl - they're all women from vastly contrasting eras and backgrounds, but with one thing in common: they are some of the most influential women in history. Powerful yet helpless, popular yet scorned, determined and desperate - each one of them stood out from her peers in some way. This dramatized series portrays these remarkable women in unprecedented detail, and examines their lives both in a contemporary context as well as from a historical perspective.