Mary Queen of Scots

The Marie Stuart Society

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The following are a collection of articles written mainly by society members and friends about some of the many people, places and events that surrounded Mary's life and times.


Some of the important historical figures of Mary's time

George Wishart
The Protestant reformer who inspired John Knox but was tried and martyred in St Andrews
The Earl of Bothwell - mad, bad, and dangerous to know?
Theresa Breslin's article on Mary's controversial third husband
Duel at Halidon Hill involving Kirkcaldy of Grange
An extract from the book Memoirs of Kirkcaldy of Grange by William Blackwood 1849


Castles, churches and locations with a strong connection to Mary

Mary and Lochleven Castle
Theresa Breslin writes about a research trip for her novel Spy for the Queen of Scots
The Siege of Haddington and its Forgotten Fortress
Andrew Spratt's reconstruction of the now lost fortress and the history of the siege
Notes on Tutbury Castle
Meg Langton notes on Mary's most hated accomodation during her imprisonment in England
Mary, Queen of Scots and St. Giles
Margaret Lumsdaine looks at the High Kirk and its connections to Mary
Castle Reconstructions
Interview extract with Andrew Spratt talking about his reconstructions of ruined Scottish castles
Ardstinchar Castle
Andrew Spratt and Ronald Morrison research one of Mary's "progresses" which included this castle in Ayrshire
Dunure Castle
Andrew Spratt and Ronald Morrison on another Ayrshire castle's connection with Mary

Other Items of Interest

Restoration of Rare Marian Books at Lambeth Palace
The books connected to Mary that the Society has helped to restore
Trees connected to Mary
Ronald Morrison surveys some of the many trees planted by or associated with Mary
Proposals on the Beatification of Mary
A paper by Dr. Michael Turnbull discussing the curious 19th century attempt to canonise Mary
Marie Stuart Rose
Ronald Morrison and Linda Muir research the rose varierty which was named after Mary in 1822