Archives de Tag: Scotland

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 […]

16th century cloaks: Lord Seton’s red golden ‘mante’

George Seton was born in 1531 in Tranent, East Lothian. The Latin inscription from the wall of the Seton Collegiate Church in the Lothians states, that George had been living in France as a boy. After his father’s death in 1549, he returned to Scotland to become 5th Lord Seton. Soon afterwards, he was appointed […]

1314-2014 : News of the Battle of Bannockburn

In early summer of the year 1314,  by a small river named Bannock Burn in Scotland, took place one of the most famous battles in European history. The battle of Bannockburn was fought on june 23th and june 24th between the armies of king Edward II of England (1284-1327) and king Robert the Bruce of Scotland […]

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 […]

La Réformation écossaise version théâtre : « Ane Pleasant Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis »

Si vous êtes en Écosse ce week-end, ne ratez pas l’occasion de voir – pour la première fois dans son intégralité depuis 1554 – la pièce du poète écossais David Lyndsay, « A Satire of the Three Estates« . – vendredi 7 juin, samedi 8 juin et dimanche 9 juin à Linlithgow Palace Peel Il y aura […]

La mère oubliée de Marie Stuart

Ce blog est dédié à une princesse française oubliée de la Renaissance, Marie de Lorraine communément appelée Marie de Guise. Pour marquer le 500ème anniversaire de sa naissance, j’ai organisé en novembre 2015, en collaboration avec plusieurs membres des universités de Reims et de Lorraine, un colloque à Bar-le-Duc où Marie est née en novembre […]