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This article is about the Reign character Greer Castleroy you may be looking for the Historical figure Mary Beaton.
What odd turns our lives have taken. Mary, I can't believe this is goodbye.
Greer to Mary in To The Death

Madam Greer Castleroy (born Norwood) is one of the main characters. She was Mary Stuart's lady-in-waiting along with Kenna, Lola, and Aylee. She is Mary's best friend and confidante. Unlike Mary's other ladies, Greer is not titled, yet her family is said to be ridiculously rich due to her family's former success in the mining business. She is the eldest of five children, all of which are girls, the mother of Martin de Lambert's daughter, the wife of Lord Castleroy and the step-mother of Yvette CastleroyGemma Castleroy, and three other unnamed step-children. She had been sent to court to marry a man with a title to secure her future and have her family marry into a titled family.

During the series, Greer had a secret relationship with kitchen servant, Leith. She eventually fell in love with him but knew that she cannot be with him due to his status. After the arrival of her fiance, Lord Julien, Greer and Leith were caught kissing, causing Greer's engagement to Lord Julien to be called off and her reputation was ruined. She soon became engaged to Castleroy and Leith is sent into the army. As time went by, Greer got to know Castleroy as he defended her from her father's cruelty, seeing how much Castleroy truly cares about her causing them to grow closer. She was later reunited with Leith and learned he has gained nobility but is not titled. She rejected his offer and stayed with Castleroy.

Some time after getting married to Castleroy, she and her husband were accidentally involved in the payment of the Protestant attack on the castle. They were eventually ripped of their home, money, and his titles. Greer was forced to move away from the castle while Castleroy was sent to prison. Later on, Greer was able to find her own independence by becoming a Madam and opening a brothel. Her and Leith got back together but their reunion was short-lived. He proposed to her but once again, she rejected him. She couldn't rely on him on her future and was finally happy with finding her own independence.

Later on, Greer met a pirate named Martin and began a courtship at Mary's request. However, shortly after, he left the French Court. In The Hound and the Hare, it was revealed that Greer is pregnant with Martin´s child. As Greer planned for her child to be adopted by her sister and brother-in-law, she found out that she was being betrayed by the both of them. They were planning to leave France and get away as far as possible from Greer, without interference from her in raising the child. Greer eventually cut her younger sister and brother-in-law out of her life for good. While she was also trying to keep her pregnancy a secret from Mary by avoiding her, Mary eventually found out. Mary ordered her group of mercenaries to break Lord Castleroy out of prison so that he could be reunited with Greer and be the father of her child. They were given new identities and Greer said her goodbyes to Mary, leaving the French Court.

She later gave birth to a baby girl and returned to Scotland to continue to support Mary.

Greer Norwood is a member of the House of Norwood by birth and the House of Castleroy by marriage.

She is portrayed by English actress, Celina Sinden.

Early Life[]

Greer was born and raised in Kinross, Scotland to a very wealthy family. She was chosen to be a lady-in-waiting to Mary Stuart and raised to be in her queen's servitude. Before her arrival in France, her family's mines which earned them their wealth had begun to run dry so she had to find a man of title and wealth to marry to secure her and her family's future.

Throughout the Series[]


Personality[]

She's ambitious and she's actually the only one of the ladies who isn't titled, so she's got lots of money, but she needs to rise in the world through finding a husband, which is her mission at court, other than looking after Mary, which is obviously another huge job for her,” Celina about her character. Greer is also rather stubborn but has a good heart and her reputation matters a lot for her and her daughter

Physical Appearance[]

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Greer is a beautiful girl with dark brown eyes and blonde hair. Her face is oval shaped and she has wide lips.

"Greer, because she's not titled, but she's ridiculously wealthy, she's constantly trying to prove herself with her jewels and her fashion... she's always kind of slightly over the top, always kind of acceptable but a little bit over the top. She'll always have big jewels on, we kept her in a lot of emerald, kind of jewel tones, a lot of greens and deep golds and yellows on her. Constantly one too many accessories on her because she's trying a little too hard." Meredith Markworth-Pollack about Greer.

Greer's not of high class so she's constantly trying to prove her worth. She always accessorizes her dresses with brooches and belts.

Relationships[]

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Aloysius Castleroy: Lord Castleroy is Greer's husband. She agreed to marry him in order to save her reputation, but has grown to love him. He was able prove himself as a noble and kind-hearted suitor. He defended Greer from her father's insults toward her and refused to take a dowry. Instead he offered her father money for him to use as dowries for his other daughters. In turn, Greer has opened herself up to him and they have grown closer. After marrying Castleroy, she was willing to convert to Protestantism for him but they soon faced an obstacle, accidentally getting themselves involved in the Protestant attack on the castle. After their involvement was revealed, they were stripped of their home, money, and his title. Greer was forced to leave the castle while Castleroy was sent to prison. They rekindled their relationship after Mary broke Castleroy out of prison. They moved away to take care of Greer's baby. However, upon their arrival in Scotland, Castleroy admitted to having fallen in love with another, so Greer released him from their marriage to be free to be with her. (See Greer and Lord Castleroy.)

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Leith Bayard: Leith is the man that Nostradamus predicted Greer would fall in love with. She tried to deny her feelings for him at first due to her having to marry someone of title. But she eventually gave in and wanted to be with him. She has been in a secret relationship with him for a year. After she received word from her parents about her betrothed, Lord Julien, coming to the French Court, her secret relationship with Leith had been discovered causing Lord Julien to leave her. Greer and Leith's romance was over as he was sent into the army. They were later reunited as Leith was gifted lands due to saving Francis' life during the battle. However, Greer refused to be with him as she needs someone titled whom can take care of her and her family, and she was engaged with Lord Castleroy. After Greer and Castleroy's inadvertent involvement in the Protestant attack on the castle came to light, Greer was banished from the castle and Castleroy was sent to jail. She got back together with Leith but their relationship was short-lived as she rejected his offer to marry him once again. She was happy with her independence she finally gained and was not ready to depend on a man again. Leith ended his relationship with Greer for good. (See Greer and Leith.)

James Stuart: James showed emotion for Greer and she did as well. They attended the knotting ceremony and Mary’s wedding together where Greer confessed that she wished she had a man like him. He avoided her for a while, but when she confronted him, they sealed the deal with a kiss. (See Greer and James)

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Robert Norwood: Robert is Greer's father. They have a strained relationship as he puts a lot of pressure on Greer being his eldest daughter to find a husband of title and wealth to pay of their family's debt. Greer had disappointed him by being caught with Leith Bayard who was a kitchen servant at the time, shaming the family. When he came to visit her at court, he was very harsh on Greer. He seems to be the only person who can make Greer completely quiet and not voice her opinions.

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Mary Stuart: Greer has a loyal bond of friendship to Mary. Greer has always stood by Mary's side and always supported her decisions. She has always made it her duty to protect Mary from anyone who is set on hurting her. Greer, beside Aylee, is the only lady to not have let Mary down by lying to or betraying her. As Greer has always tried to prove herself and that she belongs, Mary has assured her that she has always had a place with her and that she has always been like family. When word got out about Greer's secret relationship with Leith, Mary supported her. Nonetheless, Mary sees Greer as a close friend and someone very important to her. (See Mary and Greer.)

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Kenna: Kenna and Greer are close friends. They first met during childhood when they were both chosen to be part of Mary's ladies-in-waiting. They both traveled to France from Scotland to be with Mary and support her. Most of their time is spent within their group of friends, but they also have one-on-one conversations, mostly discussing their relationships. Greer was also the first to tell Kenna to be careful with Henry. (See Greer and Kenna)

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Aylee: Aylee and Greer were close friends and both ladies-in-waiting for Mary Stuart. They both left their home in Scotland to live in France. They spent most of their time together within their group of friends. Greer along with the rest of her friends was devastated by Aylee's death. (See Greer and Aylee)

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Lola: Lola and Greer are close friends whom have known each other since childhood. They are also both ladies-in-waiting for Mary Stuart. Most of their time spent together is shared between them and their group if friends consisting of Mary, Kenna, and formerly Aylee before she passed away. (See Greer and Lola)

Appearances[]



Name[]

  • Greer is a feminine given name of Scottish origin, a variant of the masculine version Gregor. Meaning "alert, watchful".

Trivia[]

  • Greer's first kiss was Leith Bayard in Kissed.
  • Greer does not have a title like Mary's other ladies-in-waiting; her family is simply very rich.
  • Greer is awful at cooking.
  • It is a running gag in the show that Greer is obsessed with doing her (and others') hair. In the pilot, she fixes Mary's hair after saying it is a mess; just before her elopement with Sebastian Greer asks what to do with Mary's hair; before Mary's actual wedding to Francis Greer asks if she should do Mary's hair; Greer fixes her stepdaughter Gemma's hair before the wedding
  • Greer is in a love triangle.[1]
  • In Sacrifice, Greer is revealed to have forger traits.
  • Historically, Mary's four ladies-in-waiting were all named "Mary":
    • Mary Fleming
    • Mary Seton
    • Mary Beaton
    • Mary Livingston
  • Greer is most likely based on Mary Beaton, who could forge letters like Greer and who was the only lady to come from Kinross (Lady Greer is mentioned to come from Kinross). While, unlike Greer, Mary Beaton was born into nobility, her family was considered the least prominent of the four Mary's families.
  • Greer's engagement to Lord Julien was broken due to being caught kissing Leith.
  • Her first kill was in Left Behind, however, Leith also stabbed the man so that neither of them would know who really killed him.
  • As of Blood for Blood, Greer is the last of Mary's ladies to get married.
    • As of To The Death, Greer and Lord Castleroy were reunited and left to raise her child together.
  • As of Banished, Greer is no longer one of Mary's ladies. She regains her position in Season Three.
  • Greer's pregnancy plot was written into the story because of Celina Sinden's real life pregnancy.
  • Greer is the last of Mary's ladies to get pregnant.

Gallery[]

Greer Castleroy has a photo gallery.

See Also[]

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