Archives Mensuelles: octobre 2014

Portraits of James V of Scotland and the celebration of dynasty

« There is evidence to suggest that the Stewart kings were keenly aware of the need both to circulate an official likeness and to assemble a gallery of dynastic forebears. Portrait artists were seemingly employed at the Scottish court from the reign of James I. When Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle in […]

Spring smells of lilacs

Initialement publié sur Johns Hopkins University Press Blog :
 Guest Post by Holly Dugan Early spring is, famously, cruel. The bite of winter is still sharp, even “whan that Aprille with his shoures soote / the droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote” (“when that April with his sweet showers pierce the drought of March”).…

Juillet 2015 : Marie de Guise retourne à Joinville

Voici la preuve que la fille aînée des Guise n’est pas oubliée partout en France. Début juillet 2015, l’association ‘Sauvegarde du patrimoine’ fêtait Marie de Lorraine-Guise. Pour les 500 ans de la reine et régente d’Écosse qui a vécu au château de Joinville, il ne fallait « pas laisser passer pareille occasion de célébrer à la […]

Thank you – Merci – Danke !

In september 2014, 619 article views have been recorded on this blog, and more than 6600 on since I started writing in january 2013. THANK YOU to all : my regular readers, the occasional visitors, the passers-by, the first time visitors – YOU are the reason this blog exists. En septembre 2014, 619 visites d’articles […]