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Marie de Guise, ’the other Mary’

Tuesday 8 December 2015 18:00-19:30

To mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Marie de Guise, this panel discussion sheds a light on the fascinating life of ‘the other Mary’, mother of Mary Queen of Scots.

We are delighted to welcome Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs who will say a few words on this occasion.

- The political and diplomatic situation of Scotland in Europe in the middle years of the sixteenth century. By Dr Julian Goodare, Reader in History at The University of Edinburgh.

Dr Julian Goodare will give a historical overview and speak about the sixteenth-century diplomatic context within which Marie de Guise ruled Scotland.

- ’Marie de Guise: daughter, wife and mother’. By Dr Rosalind K Marshall, author and historian.

The public career of prominent figures of the sixteenth century is well documented, but how possible is it to know about their private relationships and real feelings? Dr Marshall looks at the evidence.

-  ’with great merrienes and game’ : the reception of Mary of Guise in Edinburgh and St Andrews in 1538. By Dr Giovanna Guidicini, Lecturer in History of Architecture and Urban Studies at The Glasgow School of Art.

Dr Giovanna Guidicini will be talking about the welcome given to Mary of Guise on her arrival at St Andrews from France, and through her triumphal entry in Edinburgh, both in 1538.

Talks are due to start at 6.30 pm and to be followed by Q&A and drinks.
In English

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