It’s the early 18th century. England is at war with France. The fragile Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is on the throne, but her poor health and regular outbursts mean that her good friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) is governing the country in her place. Sarah is also caring for Anne. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, Sarah falls for her charms and takes Abigail under her wing. But when Sarah becomes preoccupied by the politics of war, Abigail starts to take an interest in the Queen. Making friends with Queen, Abigail sees an opportunity to fulfil her ambition: to regain her rightful position in the aristocracy. And no-one (man, woman or queen) will stand in her way.

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