In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and their own life choices imperil both Queens. They experience the bitter cost of power, until their tragic fate is finally fulfilled.
- Genre: Drama, History
- Studio: Focus Features, Working Title Films, Perfect World Pictures
- Keyword: scotland, based on novel or book, cousin, royal family, biography, queen elizabeth i, tudor, female prisoner, mary queen of scots, cousin cousin relationship, woman director, 16th century, british monarchy, stuarts
- Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant, Guy Pearce