Two Queens, One Truth
Women on opposite ends of the same island, whose blood made them cousins, came to be each other’s greatest threats to survival. Pushed for male heirs, underestimated by men around them and put at the center of two religions who would much rather see their husbands in charge, these two women were torn apart from each other by their time.
Hearing the story of the slow, murky rivalry between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots makes me yell out as someone would during a horror film when they know what’s in the house or around the corner.
Neglecting their natural inclinations for compromise and peace during their rules, they continued the feud that was to surely (and did) leave one woman without a head.
It’s an absolute and utter shame that these two women couldn’t find a way. Two queens, proving they (not the men whispering in their ear) were in charge and could do so successfully would have been a very, very memorable moment in history. That said, they both held their own to the best they could for their time period.