• Publication date: March 21, 2010

Mary, Queen of Scots Mary, Queen of Scots

Political intrigue, strong women, weak men, and countless conspiracies fuel this beautifully staged ...

Political intrigue, strong women, weak men, and countless conspiracies fuel this beautifully staged historical drama about the life of "Fiery" Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (Vanessa Redgrave). In the wake of the Protestant Reformation, Mary Stuart becomes enmeshed in a labyrinthine power struggle to determine the fate of the British throne. Heads roll and dynasties crumble when Mary, her unctuous husband Lord Darnley (Timothy Dalton), her jealous half-brother James Stuart (McGoohan), Scotland's rebellious nobility, the Church of England, the Pope, and England's "Virgin Queen" Elizabeth I (Glenda Jackson) all vie for control of the crown.