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

The clip can lead to exploration of the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth. Look at the options available to Elizabeth and their outcomes. What would or could happen if she returned Mary to Scotland, allowed her to remain free in England or kept her in prison? Consider how the papal bull of 1570, Regnans in Excelsis, changed the situation.