[Pictured: Adelaide Kane as Mary, Queen of Scots -- Photo: Joss Barratt/The CW -- © 2013 The CW Network]
I'm guessing I won't see much sedate embroidering going on during Reign. In the CW's realm, Mary Queen of Scots and her entourage will enjoy dancing, less cumbersome clothes and blow dryers that their real life counterpoints never did. Alas, the actual queen spent many hours painstakingly pushing a threaded needle through thick silk velvet.
[Embroidered silk velvet in silks and silver-gilt thread, applied canvaswork, lined with silk. Circa 1570-1585. Worked by Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth Talbot. On permanent loan to Oxburgh Hall.]