Archives de Tag: biography

The ambitious Lorraine family

Back in January 2013, when I started writing this blog, everybody in Great Britain called Marie of Lorraine Mary of Guise, or in France, Marie de Guise. However, I always felt (and have good arguments for it) that the name Mary of Guise was anachronistic. Therefore, I kept repeating to whoever was listening or reading […]

Mary’s birth in 1515, by Rosalind K. Marshall

November 2015. The 500th birthday of Marie of Lorraine, or Mary of Guise, has arrived. To celebrate this historical event now follows an extract of the book that has pulled her out of oblivion. The first modern work on the eldest daughter of Claude duke of Guise and Antoinette of Bourbon, Mary of Guise-Lorraine, queen […]

Une nouvelle « biographie » sur Marie de Guise en 2016

Philippa of Guelders, Marie of Guise’s prickly grandmother

Much like her granddaughter Marie of Lorraine-Guise, Philippa of Guelders did not receive much attention from French historians. Only the final part of her life, spent in a convent at Pont-à-Mousson in the Lorraine region, inspired some rare biographers. The first was Hilarion de Coste (1595-1661), member of the Order of the Minimes de Saint […]

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…