According to the media reports: Two cousins of the king are unquestionably among the most influential people in the history of royal life Their rivalry is much more famous than their achievements.

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Mary Queen of Scots is on tonight's BBC One, with Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan, bringing new the reign of the Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots hundreds of years after their deaths.

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The Queen was adamant about her self-confidence and, at 1.8 metres , she was an impressive physique and mental.

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Her position as a Queen often resulted in her being compared to the French queen's daughters as her grandmother wrote "it is not possible to make her more respected that she has been".

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Mary's early years were lavish and full of tutors, servants and by her cousins and animals.

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her sister Elizabeth was blessed with a less extravagant childhood.

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Elizabeth was the child of King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, born into the midst of a period of royal history already filled with tension and scandal.

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Her mother has only garnered a little support, and through the queen's bed, she earned numerous enemies and rivals who would pass their disdain towards the queen to her daughter.

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The rivalry between the queens lasted for years, with verbal smacks being hit from both sides . The feud was only ended when the death of Queen Mary.

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Mary was the sole surviving daughter born to her father of King James V and his wife Mary of Guise and, consequently, was born to be queen from her first breath.

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James died in the year Mary was just a couple of days old. She was raised to believe Mary was her sole rightful heir to British throne.

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At the age of six, she travelled to France to be the fiancee of the Dauphin . For the next 13 years she was a figure of worship in France.

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