Oct. 17, 2013
60 min.
The CW TV Network

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Hidden between the lines of the history books is the story of Mary Stuart, the young woman the world would come to know as Mary, Queen of Scots. Queen of Scotland since she was six days old, the teenage Mary is already a headstrong monarch - beautiful, passionate, and poised at the very beginning of her tumultuous rise to power.

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  • The characters are French and Scottish, but all speak with English accents. The show is filmed in Canada, and some cast members are Canadian. Adelaide Kane and Caitlin Stasey are both Australian. Toby Regbo, Celina Sinden and Anna Popplewell are English.
  • In season 2, episode 6, Lola states that she has "never even held a bow." Anna Popplewell who plays Lola, played Queen Susan in The Chronicles of Narnia, who is a great archer.
  • The story is based on a real one, but many of the details have been altered.
  • Torrance Coombs and Alan Van Sprang also starred in The Tudors.
  • In an interview, Sean Teale said that he and Toby Regbo had worked together in some plays when they were younger.
  • In season 1, episode 18, during the dance, "Royals" by Lorde can be heard played by violins.
  • Francis mentions that many think he is weak and sickly because of a portrait that was painted of himself and his sister. The artist had Francis sit while his sister stood, making him appear very small in comparison. In real life, King Francis was very sick for much of his life.
  • Adelaide Kane was 22 when she started playing 15-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • When the series takes place, Princess Claude historically was just 11 years old.
  • Torrance Coombs, who plays Sebastian, is born in 1983. Anna Walton, who plays Sebastian mother, Diane de Poitiers, is born in 1980, which makes her only 3 years older than her on screen son.
  • Adelaide Kaine plays Mary Queen of Scots and is in fact related to her through her Mother. She says that she feels a strong connection with her.
  • The beginning of the series starts off with Elisabeth of Valois (the eldest daughter of Catherine and Henry) marrying Phillip II of Spain as his third wife, but it isn't until later in the series that Mary I of England, his second wife, actually dies making him a widow and free to marry again.
  • Johnathan Keltz and Megan Follows both acted in the same episode of Heartland. Torrance Coombs was also on Heartland.
  • In real life, there was never a "Sebastian De Poitier."
  • Mary's, Queen of Scots, real ladies-in-waiting were all called Mary; Mary Beaton, Mary Seton, Mary Fleming and Mary Livingston. Seton stayed with the Queen the longest, even in to her imprisonment by Queen Elizabeth I. Seton lived long enough to see Mary's son become king of England.
  • In Season 4, episode 4 'Playing With Fire' you can hear a instrumental version of 'Love Me Like You Do' during the dancing scene
  • In Season 3 episode 3, "Stay With Me" can be heard being played on the violins whilst Francis and Mary dance. Mary also title drops the song to Francis during the dance.
  • SPOILER: Toby Regbo shot his scenes for the series finale during season 3, before he was written out of the show. Being a dream sequence, the scene could be used whenever fitted.
  • Filmed in Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Ireland
  • SPOILER: Last episode featuring Alyee.
  • During the dance, the violins play "Royals" by Lorde.
  • You can hear "Blow me one last kiss" played by violins in the background of the dance before the coronation.
  • Lola states that she has "never even held a bow." Anna Popplewell played Queen Susan, a great archer, in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
  • SPOILER: A phone number for rape victims was shown at the end of the episode because of the rape mentions in the episodes.
  • Anna Walton is only 3 years older than her "screen son" Bash. She's 34, he's 31.
  • during the dance, "Sia - Chandelie" can be heard played by violins.
  • During the dance scene between Francis and Mary, an orchestral version of "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith is playing, and as a nod to this, Mary says "Stay with me" 2x during the dance.
  • SPOILER: King Francis dies in this episode.
  • The song when Claude is teaching Laithe to dance is an orchestral version of Elle King's Exes and Oh's.
  • SPOILER: Last appearance of Anna Popplewell.

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