On arrival in England, Mary wrote to Elizabeth to help her return to Scotland and re-establish herself as queen. Elizabeth decided that Mary was too dangerous to set free, so she stalled for time, only agreeing to meet Mary once she had been cleared of allegations about her involvement in Darnley's murder.

First broadcast:
25 January 2002

Students can list the ways in which Queen Elizabeth I dealt with Mary Queen of Scots and why she thought her to be such a problem. The clip can lead to a deeper exploration of the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth.