Catégorie James V Stuart

Une nouvelle « biographie » sur Marie de Guise en 2016

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22 May 1540: A prince is born to Scotland

In early May 1540, king James V decided to move the Scottish Court to the palace of St. Andrews. Queen Marie, who was heavily pregnant, was lodged with her ladies in confortable chambers containing two beds, one hung with curtains of white damask fringed with white silk, and the second with curtains of yellow damask […]

Modern scholarship on Mary of Guise

Throughout the Middle Ages into the sixteenth century, France and Scotland were closely allied under the banner of « my enemies’ enemy is my friend », and both were enemies of England. Mary, a woman from the powerful Guise family in France, became queen consort of Scotland when she married James V, and was the mother to […]

Rencontres avec Marie de Guise en 2015

En attendant le 500e anniversaire de Marie de Lorraine-Guise, plusieurs manifestations rappellent son existence et son importance historique à ce pays où elle est né en novembre 1515, mais qui l’a oubliée. Début juillet 2015, une fête Marie de Guise a eu lieu à Joinville en Haute-Marne, où se trouvait jusqu’à la fin du 18e siècle […]

1683 : Rediscovery of the tombs of James V Stuart and his two sons by Mary of Guise

When I was visiting the ruins of Holyrood Abbey some years ago, in search of Renaissance tombstones or effigies (one can always dream), I stumbled upon this simple plaque. This was it then, the end of all my marble hopes. The tombs of king James V Stuart, of little James and Robert, his two sons by […]

Marie and Louis of Orleans : A princely wedding in the summer of 1534

There are no pictures of the event, neither of the young woman of eighteen called Marie, nor of her husband Louis of Orleans, duke of Longueville, born in 1510 and Great Chamberlain of France. Marie of Guise, eldest daughter of duke Claude of Guise and Antoinette of Bourbon, was introduced to the French Court three […]