Archives de Tag: Mary of Lorraine

Quand est née Marie de Lorraine?

L’une des premières mentions de l’enfant, encore rien qu’un petit être dans le ventre de sa mère, date du mois de juin ou juillet 1515. Ce sont quelques mots dans une lettre écrite par Marie de Luxembourg (vers 1470-1547) à sa fille Antoinette, comtesse de Guise et d’Aumale. Antoinette, mariée depuis deux ans à Claude, l’un […]

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 […]

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 […]