The Many (Wax) Faces of Mary Stuart

In today’s blog Emily Hay, an MPhil Scottish Literature research student at the University of Glasgow, looks at the history of wax effigies of Mary, used to educate and entertain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in particular, and at the postcards used to publicise them as Marian ‘artefacts’ in their own right.

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Materialising Mary Queen of Scots at National Museums Scotland: A Renaissance Queen

In today’s blog, Dr Anna Groundwater (Principal Curator, Renaissance and Early Modern History, National Museums Scotland) walks us virtually through the Renaissance Gallery, at the National Museums Scotland in Chambers Street, Edinburgh, and reflects on the various Maries we create from objects.

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‘The couch of the Rose of Scotland’: The red damask bed at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and its association with Mary, Queen of Scots

In this blog Deborah Clarke (Senior Curator – Palace of Holyroodhouse) looks at an iconic piece of furniture that has had a long and spurious association with Mary Queen of Scots – the famed ‘Red Bed’ at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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