Promoting the life and times of Mary, Queen of Scots

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Hampton Court Palace – 27 May 18

12 May 2018

Hampton Court Palace – Sunday 27th May 2018 – Meeting Alison and Richard at the front door 12 noon. Look around the house then gardens. There is no MQS relevant memorabilia however they did hold a conference at the end of 1568, but unfortunately there are no records and the rooms where it was held… Read More ›

Summer outing to Falkland Palace and St Monans – 07 Jul 18

Summer outing to Falkland Palace and St Monans to visit the site of the “forgotten” Battle of St Monans

Coronation of James VI lecture at Church of Holy Rude, Stirling – 29 Jul 18

The 451st Anniversary Lecture of the Coronation of James VI will take place at the Church of the Holy Rude in Stirling on Sunday 29 July 2018 at 7.30pm.  It will be delivered by Jane E Dawson, John Laing Professor Emerita of Reformation History, University of Edinburgh and the title of her talk is “What… Read More ›

Apethorpe Palace – 18 Aug 18

More details to follow.

Society Annual Gathering 2018

Dear Society members, Please find links below to the programme and registration form for our forthcoming Annual Gathering. Our Constitution requires us to hold the Gathering at ‘a suitable place of Marian interest’ and as this year marks the 450th Anniversary of Mary’s stay in Carlisle, it is very appropriate that we selected this (at… Read More ›

Talk – Margaret Lumsdaine – Castles of the Loire, 19 Mar 18

Scottish Branch – On Monday 19 March Margaret Lumsdaine, former President of the Society, will give an illustrated talk on the castles of the Loire giving an insight into the Renaissance court of France in Mary’s days. Please note this talk will be held in the afternoon commencing at 2pm in the Library of the… Read More ›

Talk – Dr Anna Groundwater, 5 Feb18

On Monday 5 February 2018 Dr Anna Groundwater, who is a Teaching Fellow in Historical Skills and Methods at the University of Edinburgh, will talk to the Society about the book by Jenny Wormald entitled “Mary Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure”, its core conclusions, the debate it provoked and the experience of her… Read More ›

Event – Memorial Service in Peterborough Cathedral, 5 Aug 17

MEMORIAL SERVICE IN PETERBOROUGH CATHEDRAL ON SATURDAY 5 AUGUST 2017 AND ASSOCIATED ARRANGEMENTS I am writing with the details of the service in Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 5 August 2017 and associated information. My apologies for the very short notice but we have only had confirmation this afternoon of the arrangements from the Cathedral’s Events… Read More ›

Fundraising Event – Mary Queen of Scots Concert – 19 May 17

Event – Scottish Branch Christmas lunch and AGM, 25 Nov 17

The Scottish Branch Christmas lunch and AGM is to be held in Apex Haymarket Hotel at 1pm.

Scottish registered charity SC044300