Mary Queen of Scots

The Marie Stuart Society

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Forthcoming Events

Annual General Meeting of the English Branch

22nd March 2014

The AGM will take place at Little Eaton OAP Hall, Derbyshire.

It will commence at 1.30 p.m. but the hall will be open from midday for those who wish to arrive earlier to enjoy their packed lunch with other attendees.

Tea and coffee freely available.


Discussions will take place including the appointment of a new Branch Chairman.

Margaret Lumsdaine will give a presentation on the French Connection. (French Chateaux and places with connections to Mary during her stay in France). Margaret will also give an update on the Statue Developments.


Recent Events

Visit to Lambeth Palace Library, London

In December we had a visit to the vaults and bookstores of the Library including chance to view volumes and papers not normally accessible to the public.


Westminster Flower Laying Ceremony

Mary's effigy

Also in December we conducted an annual ceremony within the Abbey to commemorate theĀ  anniversary of Mary's birth.



Mary's tomb effigy in Westminster Abbey
For a translation of the very poignant and moving inscription on the tomb (which is in Latin) see the Abbey's own website


Visit to Rothesay

In October we visited Mount Stuart, Rothesay, Isle of Bute