On Tuesday December 8, 2015, the Institut Français at 13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Marie de Guise with the conference Marie de Guise, ’the other Mary’:
Dr Julian Goodare, Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh, presents The political and diplomatic situation of Scotland in Europe in the middle years of the sixteenth century.
Dr Rosalind K Marshall, author and historian, talks about Marie de Guise: daughter, wife and mother.
Dr Giovanna Guidicini, Lecturer in Architectural History and Urban Studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, proposes ‘With great merrienes and game’ : the reception of Mary of Guise in Edinburgh and St Andrews in 1538.
On this very day 473 years ago, on December 8, 1542, was born Mary Stuart or Stewart, king James’ V and Marie de Guise’s only daughter.
The conference is held in English, followed by Q&A. Admission free. Please book in advance : 0131 225 5366 or email@example.com.