Archives de Tag: Auld Alliance

Colloque Marie de Lorraine, 2nde partie

Été 1538. Marie de Lorraine, veuve du duc de Longueville, arrive en Écosse comme seconde femme de Jacques V Stuart. Leur mariage spectaculaire est célébré dans le bourg royal de Saint Andrews. De quelle famille vient la jeune femme, et qui sont ses modèles ? Dans quels lieux vit-elle en Écosse ? Quel est son […]

Edinburgh’s Institut Français celebrates Marie de Guise’s 500th birthday

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 […]

June 1538: Marie de Guise discovers Scottish fashion

After an exhausting sea crossing from France, Marie arrived on a sandy beach on the Scottish East coast near Crail. She was accompanied by the duke of Guise her father, her sister Louise, her ladies in waiting and many Frenchmen. All disembarked the galleys and moved towards castle Balcomie, probably passing fishermen, villagers and townspeople. […]

Les Écossais de la Haute-Marne du XIVe au XVIe siècle

La Vieille Alliance entre la France et l’Écosse a laissé des traces généalogiques dans plusieurs régions françaises. L’Est – la Champagne, la Lorraine et la Bourgogne – reste peu exploré dans ce sens, et les archives du département de la Haute Marne ne font pas exception. Catherine Piat-Marchand, qui a commencé la généalogie en 2010, travaille […]

Mary of Guise’s Coat of Arms

The Mary of Guise-Lorraine article from this blog, recently republished on Celebrate Scotland, features amongst its illustrations the Queen regent’s Coat of Arms on stained glass. These Arms are situated in the middle window in the south wall of the Magdalen Chapel in Edinburgh. The Magdalen Chapel website states that it « was built [more likely […]

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 of Guise, Queen of Scotland

Originally posted on The Freelance History Writer:
Marie of Guise, c. 1537, by Corneille de Lyon Marie of Guise was born on November 22, 1515 in the castle of Bar-le-Duc in northeast France. Her father was Claude, Duke of Guise and her mother was Antoinette of Bourbon. The Guises were one of the most powerful…