Henry VIII attempted to arrange a marriage between Mary and his son Edward.
Mary Stuart's plans are thwarted by Elizabeth I of England and the Protestant Reformation.
Mary, Queen of Scots returns to Scotland where Protestantism has swept across her country.
From her birth, Mary Stuart was the focus for rival marriage bids from England and France.
The motives behind Henry VIII's break with Rome and how he became head of the church.
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