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The Last Days Of – Sneak Peek Ep 1 – Mary Queen of Scots

Was Mary Queen of Scots -brutally beheaded at 44- a victim of her cousin Elizabeth’s treachery, or the author of her own destruction?

The rise and fall of Mary Queen of Scots is one of the most intriguing – and controversial – morality tales in history. It has all the elements of a great power struggle– beauty, sex, religion, political intrigue, even murder – and it has captivated us for centuries.

But who was Mary Queen of Scots, brutally beheaded at the age of 44 –an adulterous murderer or a Catholic martyr?  How much was she an agent of her own destruction, and how much a victim of circumstance? Was Mary a hopeless ruler or the target of her cousin Elizabeth I’s treachery? John Guy, Kate Williams, Robert Hutchinson and others battle out the legacy of Britain’s most tragic queen.

Throughout history there have been men and women who have changed the world  and who have all been more controversial in death, than they were in life. In The Last Days Of we examine six giants of history, six world changing lives and six bloody and brutal deaths, to re-tell the stories that seem so familiar, but are packed with unexpected twists and turns.

These are world famous stories, stripped of hindsight, showing the key turning points that propelled our characters to their deaths. Across each film a passionate cast of writers, thinkers, historians – who don’t often agree- set about exploring the downfall and legacy of our main characters.

This is history as it should be, compelling, dramatic, highly contested – which makes us question everything we thought we knew about the lives and deaths of the heroes and villains that have shaped our world. Our cast of history’s A Listers includes Jesus, Caesar, Rasputin, Mary Queen of Scots, Guy Fawkes and Charles I.