Archives de Tag: historical truth

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. […]

« Your Grace. » – « Please call me Mary »

For all French readers, la critique sanglante en français est déja faite ici , et c’est très drôle ! Mary Stuart, Mary of Guise’s only daughter, is still very popular today – and a figure so far from her historic self that comparison isn’t reasonable. But let’s try to get some of this stuff right. […]