Lola Narcisse
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Biographical Information
  • Catholicism
  • Deceased
Cause of Death
  • Beheaded
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This article is about the Reign character Lola you may be looking for the Historical figure Mary Fleming.
Despite your heartbreak, I must warn you, I show no mercy.
Lola to Elizabeth in No Way Out

Lady Lola Flemming Narcisse was a main character of Reign. She was the close friend of Mary Stuart and was one of Mary's ladies-in-waiting, along with Greer, Kenna, and Aylee. She is the mother of Francis's illegitimate son, Jean-Philippe, and Lord Narcisse's wife.

When first arriving at the French Court, she was excited to be reunited with Mary. Soon her boyfriend, Colin, arrived to surprise her. Thinking that everything was going perfect, Colin was soon executed for trying to rape Mary, on orders from Queen Catherine and Lola blamed Mary for it. Later on, Lola betrayed Mary when she slept with Francis. Lola feeling ashamed soon learned that she was pregnant with Francis' child. She tried to get an abortion until Mary stopped her but ended up finding out about Lola's night with Francis and that the child was his. That event caused their friendship to fall apart as Mary no longer trusted Lola and would never forgive her. Lola did not want Francis to know of the baby so Mary had to keep it a secret from her husband. Lola later found a husband thanks to Greer who suggested Lord Julien and Lola eventually married him. However a few months after their marriage, she discovered that he had been lying to her and using her only to get her money as he planned to eventually leave her. He changed his mind and decided to stay with her. Soon after, she found out her husband's true indentity due to Lord Julien's uncle Bartos appearing at their home. Lola accidentally killed Bartos and in order to cover it up, they set their home on fire and faked her husband's death, never seeing him again. Some time after leaving, Lola went into labor and gave birth to a baby boy.

When she had her plans to leave the French Court permanently, she soon found herself stuck at the French Court after Francis refused to let her take the baby when holding him for the first time. Her friendship with Mary put them at odds but eventually made up and wanted Mary to be her son's godmother. Lola also began to feel an attraction to her new love interest, Lord Narcisse and continually tried to deny it. However, things took a turn when she saw a different side to him and how much he cared for her. After Catherine's exile, she confessed her love for him and after obtaining Francis' blessing, she married him. However, their marriage was soon destroyed when she found out of the treacheries he created in order to gain more power, having new hidden secrets and him cheating on her with Catherine. She then left him and went to England to save her family.

Lola was beheaded in Spiders in a Jar after conspiring to assassinate Elizabeth under what she believed to be Mary's orders. The assassination attempt was revealed to be the work of John Knox at the end of the episode.

Lady Lola was a member of the House of Narcisse by marriage.

She was portrayed by English actress, Anna Popplewell.

Early LifeEdit

Born and raised in Scotland while growing up with her best friend, Mary. She had two brothers who died of scarlet fever. Her parents are left with two children, Lord Fredrick and herself.

Throughout the SeriesEdit


Lola can be a bit outspoken. She is romantic, but not weak. She wants to be Mary's friend, but she also doesn't want to get hurt which may make her do some bad things in the future. In Sacrifice, Catherine described her as being the strong one of the ladies-in-waiting. Despite having a one night stand with Francis, Lola has remained loyal to Francis and Mary. Her struggle at times can be doing what is right and honorable versus just doing what is noble. She is not naive and understands unjust things happen for noble reasons.

Physical AppearanceEdit

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Lola is a beautiful and slender young woman with full lips, light blue eyes, and long, dark curly hair that contrasts to her fair skin. From Higher Ground, one could also see her obvious pregnancy, which lasts until the end of the season.

Though her gowns were not as sensual or fashionable as Mary's or Kenna's, and she does not wear much jewelry or other accessories due to her lack of reliance on them, Lola's sense of personal fashion is still tasteful and elegant, with a preference for luxurious, romantic fabrics like silk and velvet. Hence, she is perfectly able to hold her own among her fashionably-dressed and richly-adorned friends.

"Lola read to me as the romantic, and I immediately thought of the iconic image of Ophelia in the water, surrounded by flowers. She became our romantic type and kind of the heroine. And that kind of turned into having a 1920s vibe to her, and I think a lot of those silhouettes look so beautiful on Anna. So we kept her in a lot of plums 'and burgundies and pinks and lavenders, and keeping her feminine but also strong at the same time, because her character speaks out and is opinionated." Meredith Markworth-Pollack about Lola.




  • Lola is a feminine given name of Spanish origin, it is a diminutive of Dolores. It means "lady of sorrows".


  • Her first love interest was Colin.
  • In Sacrifice, Catherine named her 'the strong one' of Mary's ladies.
  • As of the end of Season One, has given birth to Francis and her child, Jean-Philippe.
  • Historically, Mary's four Ladies-In-Waiting were all named "Mary".
    • Mary Fleming
    • Mary Seton
    • Mary Beaton
    • Mary Livingston
  • She's the only woman, besides Mary Stuart, to appear in the opening sequence.
  • She is the first of Mary's ladies to become a mother before Kenna & Greer.
  • She was the only lady in waiting to appear in the opening sequence.
  • She was the last to be let go as Mary's lady-in-waiting.
  • Lola was disowned by her family after King Francis publicy recognized their child. 
  • Received her dowery from her marriage with Lord Julien back from Lord Narcisse.
  • She was beheaded for committing treason against the Queen of England, Elizabeth I.


Lola Narcisse has a photo gallery.

See AlsoEdit

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