Whether you are new to the ‘In my End is my Beginning’: The Memorialisation and Cultural Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots, 1567-2019project or you have been following it over the past five years, the recent podcast interview with our co-directors gives a broad overview of the project and some of its central questions: What is it about Mary that fascinates people? Why has Mary been remembered and her story told and re-told in so many different ways over the past centuries? What happens when we shift away from questions of historical accuracy and start to think about the ways in which people have taken liberties with Mary’s story or played with its narrative? How has Mary been remembered and fictionalised and what does this tell us about the societies telling her story? Listen to the podcast here and find out more about the the project’s efforts to go in search of Mary and to uncover the memorialisation and cultural afterlife of the Queen of Scots.
Mary has been memorialised in different ways and in different media over the centuries. You can see a range of the objects that Steven and Anne discuss in the podcast below, so listen to the podcast and follow along!
For more on the wide range of topics mentioned within the interview (from the iconography of Mary as a Catholic martyr to the fictional meetings of Mary and Elizabeth in opera and plays), check out the past blogs on this website.