Archives de Tag: scottish

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. […]

‘And Yet It Stands’. Mary of Guise’s emblem pictured by Scottish artist Iona Leishman

ADHUC STAT – ‘And yet it stands’ – was the motto of Marie de Guise‘s personal emblem, accompanied by the pictura or image representing, according to French historian Gabriel de Pimodan, a crown set above a rock beaten by winds and waves. It is also the title of this summer’s exhibition of new paintings from […]

Scots ou Français – comment parlait Marie Stuart à sa mère ?

Une semaine après la naissance de sa fille au palais de Linlithgow le 8 décembre 1542, le roi d’Écosse meurt. Jacques V Stuart n’aura jamais vu sa fille Marie Stuart, seule héritière désormais, après la mort de ses deux frères en bas âge un an plus tôt. De sa famille ne reste à la petite […]