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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Re-assessing Mary Stewart in Jacobitism: Sir James Steuart’s notes on David Hume’s History of England

In today’s blog Cailean Gallagher, a PhD student in eighteenth century political economy at the University of St Andrews, shares his current research examining Mary’s place in the minds and hearts of Jacobites, focussing on notes made by Sir James Steuart in his commentary on David Hume’s History of England (1759).

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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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