Archives de Tag: king

Portraits of James V of Scotland and the celebration of dynasty

« There is evidence to suggest that the Stewart kings were keenly aware of the need both to circulate an official likeness and to assemble a gallery of dynastic forebears. Portrait artists were seemingly employed at the Scottish court from the reign of James I. When Mary Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringhay Castle in […]

Catherine de Valois, Azincourt et les Tudors

25 octobre 1415, sur un champs près du village d’Azincourt, dans le Nord du royaume de France. Le jeune roi d’Angleterre Henri V a gagné la bataille contre l’armée de Charles VI. Maintenant, il faut gagner la fille du roi de France. Un projet de mariage franco-anglais a été envisagé depuis 1409, mais les années […]

Mary and Darnley, the beautiful doomed couple

Like the J.F. Kennedy murder fifty years ago, we might never know with certainty who killed Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, near Kirk o’Field house in Edinburgh in 1567. The latest exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, dedicated to the infortunate queen, didn’t bring […]

Unicorn hunt at Stirling castle

Stirling castle in Scotland has just received an all new and bright coloured tapestry, the sixth out of a series of medieval inspired hangings already decorating its Renaissance palace. These modern replicas are woven by West Dean Tapestry in a studio at Stirling castle and in the south of England and depict the « The Hunt […]