Eight-part series based on Leonie Frieda's book "Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France."
Cast: Samantha Morton, Charles Dance, Amrita Acharia, Danny Kirrane, Colm Meaney, Adam Garcia, Raza Jaffrey, Ray Panthaki, Naomi Battrick, Barry Atsma, Enzo Cilenti, Nicholas Burns, Sennia Nanua, Rebecca Gethings, Liv Hill, Kiruna Stamell, Antonia Clarke, George Jaques
The planned kidnapping of King Francis goes awry but Catherine devises a new plan to allow her control of the country.
Mary visits Rahima and recounts her side of the story of life at the Royal Court. Catherine and Mary have conflicting views when it comes to freedom of religion in France.
Catherine has a dream that predicts that her husband will be wounded while jousting. Catherine and Henri decide that their son Francis should delay his wedding to Mary.
King Henri departs to lead an army to defend France and places Catherine in charge as Regent, allowing her to test her powers further. Catherine asks Rahima to search Mary's room for a letter.
Catherine has become a mother. King Francis suffers a fall from his horse while hunting with Henri and Catherine.
Prince Henri returns from war with a new mistress, Filippa, and a baby. Catherine resorts to extreme measures to produce an heir.
Young Catherine begins to learn how to outwit the royal household in order to secure her future after the death of her uncle.
Queen Catherine begins to tell the story of her life to Rahima, a servant girl, revealing how she came to enter the French Royal Court at the age of 14.