Lady Anne Stanley was a possible heir to Elizabeth I until her father's murder and her own disastrous (like DISASTROUS) marriage put her out of the running for good.
Reign's series finale reminds us that just because tragic things happen to you, your life isn't necessarily a tragedy.
Reign's mandate was to dramatize what happened between the lines of historical record, and in so doing, presented something entirely truthful.
Mary and Elizabeth's diametrically opposing philosophies are front and centre this week, as both choose forgiveness for very different reasons.
Mary is trapped in marriage to a man who is both her saviour and her destroyer; the more she tries to pull away, the more dangerous her life becomes.
The fastest paced show on TV takes a breather, that somehow also includes about 75 plot twists and kind of breaks our heart.
Bastardy is the word of the day, as the repercussions of being born out of wedlock affect basically everyone's decision-making. Plus: saddest wedding ever.
Mary and Elizabeth each meet a handsome man with a ponytail, both of whom becomes key to their future plans.
The differences between Mary and Elizabeth, and what it could mean for their futures, have never been so stark.
Mary works on her fear of intimacy with the world's worst partner.