A deep dive into the complex, strained, and BONKERS collision course between Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I.
Lady Mary Grey was the youngest sister of Lady Jane Grey. She was also a dwarf, had one of the greatest love stories ever told, and continued to thrive even after being sent to jail.
Lady Margaret Douglas was a ruthless survivor whose ambition and cleverness changed the course of English monarchy forever.
Margaret Tudor loved dancing, music, fashion, and power, and she refused to let two terrible husbands (and one meh husband) stand in the way of getting what she wanted.
Queen Elizabeth I found a way to command respect as monarch in a time of widespread misogyny by skilfully portraying herself as more goddess than woman.
How circumstance, luck, and fate wound up giving England one of the country's greatest monarchs in the form of an unusually resilient young redheaded woman.
Queen Mary I broke new ground as the first officially recognized female monarch of England. But her short reign is best remembered for bloodshed, tragedy, and her personal problems.
Before she was Bloody Mary, she was Queen Mary. And before that, she was Lady Mary. Before that she was Princess Mary, a young girl who had yet to learn just how terrible her father was.
Kathryn Parr lived through the lives and deaths of Henry VIII's previous five wives, which is likely how she learned to survive him.
Catherine Howard was elevated from obscurity, burned fire bright, and died for it.