‘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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Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and the Rehabilitation of Mary Queen of Scots in the Georgian Age

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.

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