Scotland’s Mary Queen of Scots’ Rivalry with England’s Queen Elizabeth I Is Focus of Movie and Documentary

The 2018 film, Mary Queen of Scots, told the remarkable story of the girl “who became Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18. Mary Stuart defied pressure to remarry. Instead, she returned to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England fell under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beheld her sister in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.”

Plot description and reviews.

Mary Queen of Scots, Googled.

Ahead of Her Time: “There are few women in history to have truly stood the test of time but the romance surrounding the ill-fated Mary Queen of Scots has ensured that her story lives on to intrigue and fascinate each new generation. However, who this 16th Century lady actually was and what role she played in the history of Great Britain can often be something of a mystery. Both of these questions and many more will be answered through the course of this film, while we take you on a journey of discovery across the majestic landscapes of Scotland, England and France to find the femme fatale behind the legend. The Castles of Scotland are synonymous with this Queen, who was crowned at Sterling when she was just nine months old. Follow in her footsteps to Linlithgow, Edinburgh and Lochleven Castles and see for yourself the Palaces where Mary lived, loved and lost in spectacular style. Piece together the Queen of Scots’ turbulent relationship with her cousin Elizabeth I of England, which ultimately proved to be Mary’s downfall. In different circumstances the two women might well have been friends but when the Queen of England signed Mary’s death warrant the Queen of Scots, dressed in blood red, played out her final act under the executioner’s axe. The story of Mary Queen of Scots is as alive with passion, drama and political intrigue as any 21st Century blockbuster movie, so take the highroad to Scotland and let the adventure begin.”

 

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