30 Jan 2019

The Enduring appeal of Mary Queen of Scots

From Nights, 7:12 pm on 30 January 2019
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Photo: Mary,_Queen_of_Scots_by_Nicholas_Hilliard.jpg: Nicholas Hilliard (died 1619)derivative work: Maximus0970 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

She was a Queen who only reigned for six years.

Yet more than four centuries after her death, Mary Queen of Scotland continues to polarise opinion and to hold a fascination for the general public.

Dr Steven Reid, a Scottish Historian based at the University of Glasgow’s College of Arts, and Anne Dulau-Beveridge, a curator at The University of Glasgow's Hunterian Museum are embarking on a research network project funded by Royal Society of Edinburgh to help understand how her legend has impacted on Scottish society and culture in the intervening years.

The Abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots by Gavin Hamilton (1723-1798) held in The University of Glasgow's Hunterian Art Gallery.

The Abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots by Gavin Hamilton (1723-1798) held in The University of Glasgow's Hunterian Art Gallery. Photo: supplied

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