Lord Cunningham, is the trusted advisor to Queen Mary. He gives her advice and guidance for both her personal, and political life. He believes she needs to return to Scotland to secure her throne.
In 1513 Cuthbert Cunningham, Earl of Glencairn was at the Battle of Flodden. He was a Protestant and a patron of John Knox. The English saw the Reformation as an opportunity to discomfort the Scottish Crown and he was accused of being a part of it. He rose up against Mary, Queen of Scots and at the Battle of Carberry Hill in 1567 where she surrendered. He allegedly ordered the destruction of the Chapel Royal at Holyrood in Edinburgh, Scotland.