Mary Queen of Scots

The Marie Stuart Society

Registered Scottish Charity Number SC044300

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The Website of Historic Scotland
An absolute must for anyone interested in the history of Scotland.
The Edinburgh Room
contains a unique collection of documents, maps and other material relating to the history of Edinburgh.
The National Archives of Scotland
a mine of information for anyone researching Scottish history.
Henry Glassford Bell
Volume 1 (of 2) on the Life of Mary, Queen of Scots written by Henry Glassford Bell in 1828 produced by Project Guthenburg Ebook 2011
Blair's College Museum, Aberdeen
Website of Blairs Museum, Aberdeen which contains a full length memorial painting of Mary and other historic items.
For report on Visit by the Scottish Branch.
The Scottish Catholic Archives
Website of the Scottish Catholic Archives - it is now possible to peruse a catalogue of the greater part of the collection on line. For report on Visit by the Scottish Branch
Bolton Abbey
where Mary was a prisoner from July 1568 to January 1669.
Craigmillar Castle
Has been claimed to be Mary's favourite Castle. Where the infamous Craigmillar Bond was signed.
Delgatie Castle
Ancestral home of the family of Hay, Earls of Errol and Lord High Constables of Scotland where Mary is reputed to have stayed after the Battle of Corrachie. For report on Visit by the Scottish Branch
Holyrood House
site of the Riccio murder and backdrop for so much of Mary's story.
Loch Leven Castle
Mary's place of imprisonment after her defeat at Carberry Hill and where she signed the document of abdication. For report on Visit by the Scottish Branch.
Sheffield Manor
Website with information on Manor Lodge, the last surviving relic of Sheffield Castle where Mary was held prisoner for 14 years. Location for the Annual Gathering of the Society April 2011.
John Knox
a website containing a history of the life of John Knox, Mary's great adversary.
James Hepburn, Fourth Earl of Bothwell
a most interesting website giving much detail on the life (and death) of Mary's third husband.
Chiddingstone Castle
an historic Castle in Kent which has built up an extensive collection items relating to the Stuart period including a 19th century oil painting of Mary by Pierre Oudry. A number of other items relevant to Mary viewable on request.
Scottish Castles
a website created in German by Society member Rene Minolla of Dortmund containing over 1500 images of Scottish Castles
Wikipedia
an immediate reference for much on the history of Mary and her reign.
Historical Research
The website of Historical Researcher and former Society Magazine Editor Ruth Boreham.
Inside the Mind of Mary Queen of Scots
A talk by amateur historian, Roy Johnstone, comprising a fascinating, moving and informative insight into what it must have been like to be Mary Queen of Scots