Season 3 Episode
Season Three, Episode 11
King Charles' Coronation
Air date April 25, 2016
Written by April Blair
Directed by Charles Binamé
Episode Guide
Bruises That Lie


No Way Out
"I will fight fire, with fire."
Queen Mary


Mary, Elizabeth and Catherine Must Decide Who They Can Trust
Mary must find a powerful suitor to align herself with as Charles’ impending Coronation looms. Lola stumbles upon the identity of Elizabeth’s poisoner, while Catherine becomes a new kind of victim for the castle’s serial killer.


Sebastian: Show people you are worthy of the post you hold, and no one will remember how you rose to it.

Sebastian: The butcher still insists on his innocents.
Queen Catherine: As all men do before they swing.

Queen Mary: It's time to accept my fate.

Queen Mary: I will not be chased out of my country before I’ve even returned.

Queen Mary: I will fight fire, with fire.

Gideon Blackburn: The day may come where we may find ourselves on the battle field. What would you do then?
Queen Mary: I will be forced to strike you down.


Death Toll [4][5] [6]
- 1 Pesant
- 1 Nobel
- Lord Fluret
- The Butcher


Historical NotesEdit

  • King Eric XIV of Sweden is indeed king, and was coronated on 29 June 1561.
  • William Cecil was considered the most important minister during Elizabeth's reign. He served her until his death in 1598. Afterwards his son took up the position.
  • John Knox was a Scottish clergyman, theologian, and writer who was a leader of the Protestant Reformation. He was born in 1513 and lived to be 59. In 1564 he married Margaret Stewart a distant relative of the Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • Storming the gates of Edinburgh Castle would be a foolish move as it is a war castle. Royalty stayed at Hollyrood Castle 1 mile down when visiting Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • King Charles's coronation took place on 15 May 1561.


Characters Edit

  • Credit Order
Actor Character
Adelaide Kane Mary Stuart
Megan Follows Queen Catherine
Rachel Skarsten Queen Elizabeth
Torrance Coombs Sebastian
Anna Popplewell Lady Lola
Craig Parker Lord Narcisse
Ben Geurens Gideon Blackburn
Guest Staring
Nathaniel Middleton Christophe
Giles Panton Lord Cunningham
Christopher Jacot The Butcher
Tom Everett Scott William Cecil
Spencer MacPherson King Charles
Keith Dinicol Lord Fluret
Josh Cruddas Rat Chatcher
Marie Syrgiannis Governess
Sofie Holland Alice
Macy Drouin Agatha Blackburn
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


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References Edit

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