Mickey Mayhew, author of the Little Book of Mary Queen of Scots, gives a brief summary of portrayals of Mary through the age of colour TV and film.
Emily Wingfield (University of Birmingham) looks at the role of prayer books in depictions of Mary, particularly in relation to her portrayal as a Catholic martyr.
In this week’s vlog, Steven Reid looks at Mary’s brief stint as a Disney princess in a short cartoon from 1957, which was nominated for an Oscar.
Dr Anette Hagan (Rare Books Curator, Early Printed Collections to 1700, National Library of Scotland) introduces us to a very rare German broadside featuring Mary.
In this vlog, Dr Steven Reid of the University of Glasgow compares two early biographies of Elizabeth I and Mary…
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.
In this vlog Kirsty Archer-Thompson, Collections and Interpretation Manager at the Abbotsford Trust, discusses a crucifix in the collection that supposedly belonged to Mary.
Mickey Mayhew, author of the Little Book of Mary Queen of Scots, takes us on the first part of a two-part guided tour through Mary’s filmography.
In this Vlog, Professor Gerry Carruthers (University of Glasgow) looks at Mary’s literary transformation in the 18th and 19th centuries, from a queen with questionable political and moral judgement into a tragic heroine – a transformation in which Scott and Robert Burns were both directly involved.
Dr Antonia Laurence-Allen discusses Mary’s tennis court at Falkland Palace.