See through Archie Reid’s camera, the ruins that once housed Mary Queen of Scots from the cradle to her house arrest. If these stones could speak they would tell tragic tales. Let David Beal be your guide as he recounts this infamous story of two defiant monarchs ensnared in a web of plots, intrigue and paranoia.
Mary occupied herself with embroidery during her long imprisonment, the title of this film comes from one of her hand stitched mottos. Archie Reid was a History teacher and prolific film maker. You can find several of his gems on the Britain on Film map ranging from the delightfully absurd to intimate portraits of his home town.
Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive is a free public access resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images. Spanning from 1897 to the present day, the films in the Digital Film Archive cover all aspects of life in Northern Ireland and includes everything from dramas to documentaries, newsreels and features, animation to amateur footage.