After the murder of Darnley and the defeat at Carberry Hill, Mary Queen of Scots was in the hands of her enemies. Humiliated, and forlorn, she was still young and desirable, also an important political figure throughout Europe. Here is the story of Mary's life in captivity, and those involved with her. In the background is Elizabeth, yearning to destroy a rival whose undoubted legitimacy perturbed her even more than her notorious charm. Everything leading up to the last grim, terrifying scene in the hall of Fotheringay castle.