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Mary Queen of Scots, feminist icon?

Early into the series premiere of the CW's "Reign" we are given a few factoids: This is France, 1557. Mary Queen of Scots has been secluded away in a convent since she was nine years old, safely awaiting her marriage to the future king. But the pilot moves too briskly, its tone too lusty and fanciful, to be any sort of serviceable history lesson.