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Mary and Elizabeth
Real Names: Queen Mary
Queen Elizabeth
Status: Hatred
Relationship:

Cousins

Length of Relationship:

20+ years

Affiliates:

Kingdom of Scotland Kingdom of England

First appearance: Pilot
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Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Family
"Will she love him? Will he love her?"
Queen Catherine's first words about Mary

Season 1Edit

Princess Elizabeth's sister, Mary Tudor ordered an attempt on the life of Mary Stuart at The Convent. It failed, and the Scottish Queen was sent to French Court.


Mary Stuart talked with Simon Westbrook, rumors that Queen Mary Turdor was ill, and her sister Princess Elizabeth might be next in line for the throne. But many think Elizabeth is illegitimate and a bastard born. And the next rightful heir to the English throne should be Mary Stuart.


Diane de Poitiers used the case of Princess Elizabeth as an example of a bastard child being declared legitimate, saying that many Kings in Europe were doing the same.


King Henry II anounced the Tudor Queen was dying. She had not named her successor but many believe the rightful heir to the English throne should be Queen Mary Stuart. The second England's queen dies, King Henry wanted Mary Stuart to make her claim. Her marriage to Prince Francis would be moved up as it would strengthen her claim, and would show Europe that Mary Stuart had the might of France at her side.

King Henry II stated a new condition of Scotland and France's marriage alliance is that Mary Stuart deliver England to France. Support from The Vatican made him think he could get it, However, Queen Catherine cautioned Princess Elizabeth would have support too. Armies she'd been gathering for years. Laying claim to England could cost Mary Stuart her head, as it did Lady Jane Grey.

When the English Queen dies, so would Henry the VIII's legitimate line, as Mary Stuart is his next relation by blood, because Elizabeth is King Henry VIII's daughter by Anne Boleyn and her parents' marriage was never recognized by The Catholic Church, because in God's eyes, she doesn't even exist. Elizabeth is Protestant and The Pope doesn't want to lose a nation to Protestantism. However, a Scottish Queen on the English throne, a daughter born of one of Henry's wives, dismissed would cause uprisings and wars.


King Henry told Mary Stuart that she would lay claim to England once the English Queen, Mary I was dead.

Marie de Guise wants Mary Stuart to go after England, and Scotland wants her on the throne of England. They know it's a risk, but less with Prince Francis at her side. Scotland want Mary Stuart to wed the next King of France without delay.

The Vatican support Mary Stuart's claim to the English throne. However, Mary Stuart would only agree if Sebastian was named King Henry's heir. Mary and Sebastian's ascent to the throne would not be official until The Pope agreed. King Henry decided to go to Rome himself, to ensure the marriage of future King and Queen of France, Scotland and England.

Unfortunitly, Queen Catherine would never agree to an annulment, thus her exicution was schedualed, and Henry was preparing to mary Diane de Poitiers. When King Henry dies, Bash would become Wing. If Bash is survived by King Henry and Queen Catherine's children, the line of succession will revert back to King Henry's sons by Catherine.


Mary Stuar questioned if her cousin Princess Elizabeth's life was in danger for being born a bastard.


A massager arrived at the French Kingdom and announced the death of the Queen of England, claiming that she had not declared a successor before her death. King Henry claimed England is Mary Stuart's by bloodline, and insisted she lay claim to it immediately, or Princess Elizabeth will seize it. King Henry insisted if Mary Stuart wanted to take England, should would need the next king of France by her side, and demanded she would wed one of his sons that night.

After Mary and Francis' Wedding it was discovered that Mary Tudor had not passed away, and was still alive ruling England. The whoe think was a play her Mary's mother, Marie de Guise.


Queen Mary Tudor died and named her younger sister, Princess Elizabeth the new Queen of England.

Mary Stuart wrote a letter to Queen Elizabeth, stating that she wanted peace with her cousin and her country, and for that, she's willing to relinquish her claim on England forever. For if Mary Stuart staked her claim, thousands of people would die to try and make it good. Either Elizabeth or Mary Stuart would end up losing their heads. Mary Stuart was content with being the Queen of Scotland and future Queen of France.

King Henry said they'd take time to celebrate Calais, but mobilization had already begun. He wants to attack England within the week, and slay Queen Elizabeth and put Mary on the throne.


Queen Elizabeth was informed by her spies that Mary Stuart was seen wearing the English colours. An indication that she was going to reach for the English Crown.


Season 2Edit

Elizabeth sent imposters to France to impersonate the King and Queen of France. They were to collect tax payers money and set their homes on fire to anyone that could not, thus creating hatred for the royal couple among their own citizens. Elizabeth wanted to ruin Queen Mary's name and reputation for wearing the English Coat of Arms, for all but declaring herself England's Queen.


Queen Elizabeth and The Tudor Dynasty are making a strong defence against Scotland and France, believing King Francis and Queen Mary to be getting ready to try and take England and put a Catholic Queen on the throne, ever since Mary put on Elizabeth's Coat of Arms.


Queen Elizabeth - Burn

Queen Elizabeth met with Catherine de' Medici in London England. After a few short words of fake pleasantries, the French Queen offered to help the English Queen with the problem of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots.


Season 3Edit

Queen Elizabeth is talking with William Cecil. He notes she been tense ever since Mary's half brother, James Stuart, refused to push for her abdication, ruining their plan.


Queen Elizabeth's privy Counsil informes her, her collusion with Catherine de Medici has placed England in the middle of an international crisis. The Vatican knows England sponsored the nobles sent to slander Mary Stuart, a plan the two queen's hatched. And what the Vatican knows, Spain knows. King Philip views the attack on Mary as an attack on all Catholic monarchs, and threatened to walk away from the trade agreement they have spent months negotiating. To amends their situation, Her Majesty will give testimony speaking to the circumstances surrounding Catherine's time in England. Testimony that clears England's queen of any involvement.


Mary is thanking God in a chapel for Francis' recovery when Francis finds her and takes her out sailing. Nicholas approaches her with a peace accord from Queen Elizabeth - French and English troops will leave Scotland as long as she signs away her claim to the English throne.

King Francis and Queen Mary are talking about the state of Scotland. Mary tells him she was going to reinstate my half brother James Stuart, a Protestant. A he is both religiously tolerant and loyal to her. So much so, that his own Protestant supporters ousted him when he refused to turn on her with Queen Elizabeth. Stating Scotland knows she could easily appoint a Catholic regent, and they'd be foolish to defy her.

Mary decided to give up her claim for herslef, and for Scotland. To give James a fighting chance to rule as regent, in a time of peace, not war. And if James ruled Scotland well, Mary would never have to go home.

She deliberates for some time before signing away her claim. She and Greer watch as new banners - without the English coat of arms - are put up in The Throne Room before Francis says he wants to go to Paris with her and dance at the Louvre.After King Francis dies Mary confronts Nicholas and accuses Elizabeth of being behind the attack and throws the peace accord in the fire. She also tears down the banners in the throne room and screams. During the funeral, Narcisse informs her that the attackers had been Scottish Protestant radicals.


Queen Elizabeth visists Gideon Blackburn in The Tower of London, telling him she is sending hom to France to saduce her cousin Mary.


Elizabeth wants to stop Mary Stuart marriage to Don Carlos. England's spies tell them Don Carlos left Austria under a cloud, and if his ridiculously pious father, finds out, even is they have to make it up, as they don't know for sure. Elizabeth ordered a letter to be written up, stating he end his courtship of Mary and leave France by dawn, or his father, the king, will learn of his secret.



William Cecil informed Elizabeth, Mary of Scots' closest friend, her lady Lola, had agreed to be her hostage in exchange for her family's release, and she was on a boat headed for England's shores.

Later, Greer told Mary Stuart The Spanish alliance from her marriage to Don Carlos would empower her and their nation against Elizabeth, and having Spain would allow her to bring Lola and her family home alive.

Spain is willing to reject Queen Elizabeth's offer of marriage, if Queen Mary agrees to grant her husband The Crown Matrimonial. If Mary dies childless, the Crown Matrimonial guarantees Don Carlos remains king of Scotland. King Philip makes the request most respectfully, as Spain is offering Scotland so much in return.


Mary Stuart and Gideon Blackburn are both frustrated with Elizabeth. Elizabeth holds his daughter hostage, and then she keeps changing the price on her freedom. Mary tells him Gideon's spy Jeffrey will be returning to England soon, let him bring news to Elizabeth that she, the lonely, brokenhearted Queen has been seduced Gideon. Convince her that Gideon control her, and he'll have something to bargain with, to force Elizabeth to let him see Agatha.

Weeks later, Gideon tells her the Queen is happy. Jeffrey reported their evening together, and Elizabeth's considering dates he might be allowed to travel home. Elizabeth tells William Cecil that her inability to be with the one she loves doesn't mean no one else cannot be. She sends Agatha to her father, Gideon Blackburn in France and releases Lola's family.

Weeks later, Mary tells Gideon she received news in a letter from Lola, Elizabeth is keeping her word. His daughter is coming to France. Gideon kisses Mary after she delivers the news to him.


Gideon Blackburn warned Mary Stuart that Queen Elizabeth would see her raising a Catholic army as an act of aggression. Even if it was to stop John Knox. As The Vatican has been determined to reclaim England ever since she turned the country Protestant after Mary Tudor her Catholic sister died.


Strange Bedfellow
Mary Stuart and Robert Dudley are courting each other in France. Mary shoots an arrow, directly in the middle of her targed. Robert tells her it is impressive, asking where she learn to shoot like that. Mary tells him, her late husband. He thought it was a skill that would serve her well. She adds, it's funny,the two of them on a date. Both knowing they've already had their one true loves.

Mary begain looking for any Catholic males in the line of succession. The most likely candidate was distant cousin of her and Elizabeth's named Joseph Tudor. After Mary Tudor died and Queen Elizabeth turned England Protestant, Joseph fled to France. Joseph Tudor appealed to King Henry and Queen Catherine for asylum when Elizabeth took the throne, and started persecuting all of Mary Tudor's Catholic supporters. As France is a Catholic monarchy, King Henry granted him sanctuary.




Season 4Edit

Elizabeth and Gideon discused the events surrounding Lola's execution. Gideon Blackburn asked if they gain any information in Scotland, but Queen Mary maintained her innocence. Elizabeth said Lola admitted the order came from Mary. Gideon wondered if Lola was wrong, used by someone. Elizabeth added Lord Narcisse was imprisoned in The Tower of London and refused to speak, but John Philip and his nanny were missing. Lola had probably planned an escape for after her death, and they were back in France.

Elizabeth informed Narcisse Lola's son is safe, and he's at the castle, being tended to. Narcisse tells her John Knox was responsible. Lola thought she was following Mary's orders, but she was following his.

Lady Keira and Lord Darnley want to get married. However, Lady Keira is promised to Lord White by her family. When Lord Darnley is summoned to English Court by Queen Elizabeth she brokers a deal with him.

Mary Stuart received a letter from Gideon Blackburn. Informng her John Knox was behind the assassination attempt on Elizabeth. He'd forged a letter in Mary's handwriting ordering Lola to kill Elizabeth.


Mary Stuart tries to talk Greer into staying in Scotland. Telling her, since she'd arrived, she'd felt very alone with no one to turn to. She also adds she had to respond officially to Lola's involvement in the assassination attempt against Elizabeth. And had no choice but to confiscate her family's lands. But she still wants them taken care of, so she wants Greer and Castleroy to move to Scotland and manage their lands for them.

Elizabeth summoned Lord Narcisse to talk about John Knox. Elizabeth did not want him to assassinate Knox for Lola, not until she got proof of who her enemies were. The nanny was her only witness and is dead, and she had no proof of that crime, so she needs Knox to plot another. Promising if he could entrap Knox, she'd give him his freedom. Adding once she had the evidence, he can have Knox.

Darnley promises not to marry Queen Marry of Scotland, and in return, Queen Elizabeth will pay off Keira's dowry to her family so she and Lord Darnley can marry. However before the sum could be paied in secret by a single horseman, Lord Narcisse arranged his murder. [1]


Elizabeth and Gideon brought up Mary Stuart, and Gideon Blackburn asked to marry Mary, with Elizabeth's blessing. Gideon insisted Mary was not like her, or even Catherine. She never angled to be Queen, and was crowned at six days old, and it had cost her everything. Her husband, King Francis, whom she adored, and her best friend, Lola. She only wanted is to be happy and have a family, now power.


The Archduke Ferdinand met with Elizabeth for a private sit down. He expressed his desire for a real relationship if they both agreed to wed. Elizabeth agreed and reminded him not to go public with their possible engagement until all the details were worked out between their two countries. The next day they met in the gardens where he invited her for a scenic carriage ride that night.

Mary Stuart tries to talk Greer into staying in Scotland. Telling her, since she'd arrived, she'd felt very alone with no one to turn to. She also adds she had to respond officially to Lola's involvement in the assassination attempt against Elizabeth. And had no choice but to confiscate her family's lands. But she still wants them taken care of, so she wants Greer and Castleroy to move to Scotland and manage their lands for them.


Gideon Blackburn asked Elizabeth is what she told his daughter, Agatha Blackburn about heaven came so easily to her was because it's what she told yourself as a child. Elizabeth confirmed her father, King Henry VIII wanted little to do with her, and her mother, Anne Boleyn was killed before she turned three. Later her sister, Mary Tudor locked her in The Tower of London and accused her of treason, and she never knew if they were coming for her next. So she told herself that story so she wouldn't be afraid.

Later Elizabeth confided Lola's death still haunted her When she was brought to execution, she had a look in her eyes she will never forget, and Jane had that same look. She that is why she let her live.


The Archduke and Queen Elizabeth's engagement would be officially announced in a few weeks.

Elizabeth and Gideon were discovered kissing by Jane. Elizabeth yelled she cannot risk her reputation. She was the "Virgin Queen" and her marriage to Archduke Ferdinand would be her best protection against her enemies, all would be undone if Jane lived to speak. Gideon Blackburn tried to persuade her, because they spent a moment together, an innocent girl, a loyal servant, had to die. Elizabeth asked what were innocence and loyalty, Lola was both, and she conspired to have her killed. Lola actively betrayed her, but still Lola's death haunted her. Not long after, Gideon agreed to take Jane to the woods and when he returned, they'd return to court. But he added, when it's done, she would not feel safer, and after Lola died, she only felt more alone.

Elizabeth and Archduke Ferdinand consummated their relationship and are officially engaged. He also reveals he is the nephew to King Philip of Spain.


Elizabeth and The Archduke are talking about Gideon Blackburn. Elizabeth says he is a long-term confidante, a skilled advisor and diplomat, whose journeys, for the Crown, have met with spectacular success. The Archduke insist he is in-love him her. Elizabeth agreed he might be as many are. She is the queen of England and represent something glorious, for everyone. And if he want to banish every person who is dazzled by her, they'd be a nation of mainly women.

Elizabeth professes her love to Gideon Blackburn in a secret church nuptials. She vows to him, but to God. And woven into this fabric from her mother's dress are her dreams of lasting love for Elizabeth. She tells him the joy she would have felt knowing she'd met Gideon.


Elizabeth thinks it was the Archduke who poisoned Gideon Blackburn, as he was the only one who had motive. He knew how much she loved Gideon and that she would never end the affair. After he left Elizabeth in England, to grieve on her own while he tends to business. She then tells Jane The archduke has a Portuguese ship sailing to Austria, his family's business depends on the gold it carries. And she is going to steal it.

Days later, Jane informs Elizabeth, Naval Commander Francis Drake had arrived, their meeting set up by John Hawkins. Elizabeth told him she had a special mission that requires his naval expertise and ships. There was a Portuguese freighter filled with jewels, gold, silver setting sail for Austria, and she wanted that cargo for England. Adding the operation cannot be traced back to her, and he will be well compensated. Francis Drake confirm they will utilize blank sails, and hide any semblance of British emblems during your attack. In return, Elizabeth will gibe them 10% of the haul.

Lord Narcisse returned to Scottish Court to say goodbye to Mary Stuart. Mary said she was surprised to see him, it could be some time until John Knox was brought to justice for Lola. Narcisse left Mary with a parting gift. Telling her she was still free to take legal steps against Knox, but he'd taken what Knox valued the most, his testicles. Mary told him he was a monster, and his vile act would not ease his pain. Narcisse insisted revenge was not meant to ease pain, it was meant to balance the scales. Because he will live with the pain of Lola's death for the rest of his life, but now, he had made sure everyone responsible for it would forever suffer too. Mary realized Narcisse was behind Gideon Blackburn's poisoning because Elizabeth loved Gideon, and now, she knew what it felt like to lose the one she loved the most. Mary banishes Narcisse from court.

Although he was later found unharmed and returned to Mary, she made a decision to kill her husband with aid of Lord Bothwell. When the plan go awry and her implication was found out by John Knox, she was arrested. [2]

In the subsequent fast-forward, Mary was seen in captivity of her archenemy Queen Elizabeth, and after she received message from her son King James Stuart that there will be no reprieve, she was beheaded. [2]


QuotesEdit

Queen Mary: Elizabeth has support as well. Armies she's been gathering for years. You realize what laying claim to England can cost me?
Prince Francis: Yes, I do. It could cost you your head. [3]

Queen Mary: Elizabeth is Henry VII's daughter.
King Henry: Yes, by Anne Boleyn. Her parents' marriage was never recognized by the Catholic Church. She's illegitimate, her claim is weak at best. In God's eyes she doesn't even exist!
Queen Catherine: How convenient God has this opinion. As Elizabeth happens to be Protestant. [3]

Queen Catherine: The Scottish Queen on an English Throne. A daughter born of one of Henry's wives dismissed? There would be uprisings. Wars. Catholic against Protestant. Neighbour against neighbour.
Queen Mary: England against Scotland.
Prince Francis: And Elizabeth against Mary.
Queen Catherine: They say she's very cunning. And that she has many followers. [3]

King Henry: She will come after you, whether you reach for the crown or not. [3]


Queen Elizabeth: Catherine de' Medice, What a pleasure to met someone so legendary. Common lor is that your teeth are filed to a points and your eyes are black with rage. Yet here you are. Lovely as a sunny day.
Queen Catherine: You radiant warmth and beauty yourself. Through I know you are responsible for the death of nearly a thousands men in France, just this month alone. My son was nearly one of them.
Queen Elizabeth: Oh, well you mustn't listen to gossip. [4]

Queen Mary: If you do not confess by tomorrow morning I will send Elizabeth that basket, with your head in it. [5]

Queen Elizabeth: Catherine de' Medice, What a pleasure to met someone so legendary. Common lor is that your teeth are filed to a points and your eyes are black with rage. Yet here you are. Lovely as a sunny day.
Queen Catherine: You radiant warmth and beauty yourself. Through I know you are responsible for the death of nearly a thousands men in France, just this month alone. My son was nearly one of them.
Queen Elizabeth: Oh, well you mustn't listen to gossip. [4]



Queen Mary: Elizabeth's real war is with me. [6]

Queen Elizabeth: My sweet cousin Mary, you will suffer my wrath.[6]

Queen Mary: Elizabeth's real war is with me. [6]

Nicholas: However you don’t even have children yet.
Queen Mary: Elizabeth is not even wed!
Nicholas: The fact that she’s choosy doesn’t mean she won’t be. And when she gets married she could be pregnant like that. [7]

Queen Elizabeth: As for Mary Stuart. I am resending my offer. I shall never name an heir unless it is my own child. To name a successor is to place a target on one's self. And so long as I live I shall be the Queen of England. And when I am dead, whoever has the most right shall succeed me. [8]

Robert Dudley: I thought he was a free man?
Queen Elizabeth: He somehow infuriated The Pope. I guess he can’t charm everyone.
Robert Dudley: He’s your ambassador Elizabeth. You’re just going to let him die?
Queen Elizabeth: I sent him to France to woo Mary. He’s more a male prostitute than a master of diplomacy. [8]



Lord Darnley: Before I met you, I loved someone. In that way that should've lasted a lifetime, but it didn't. And when I lost her I thought I'd never feel again, and yet here I am. Here we are.As king and queen, our lives will always be in peril. We're gonna be in danger no matter whether we're together or not. Because of who we are, Mary, because of our blood.
Mary Stuart: Elizabeth will keep coming after us.
Lord Darnley: Let her come. Let the danger come. [9]

Queen Mary: He was an innocent man! Gideon didn't deserve his fate.
Lord Narcisse: But Elizabeth did! She loved Gideon, deeply, with all her heart, and now, she knows what it feels like to lose the one she loved the most.
Queen Mary: So the scales are balanced. Get out. Get out of my Court! [10]

(Final Worlds)
Queen Elizabeth: Because I cannot have her blood on my hands. And I cannot let her go. [11]

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