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Society Annual Gathering 2018

17 March 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.

Memorial Service for Mary Queen of Scots, 8 Feb 17

See details below of a memorial service being held in Fotheringhay:

Talk – 450th Anniversary of the coronation of James VI, 29 Jul 17

The 450th Anniversary Lecture of the Coronation of James VI will take place at the Church of the Holy Rude in Stirling on Saturday 29 July at 7.30pm. It will be delivered by Dr Steven Reid from the Department of Scottish History at the University of Glasgow and the title of his lecture is “From… Read More ›

Talk – David Templeman – The Captive Queen in England 1568-87, 17 Jul 17

Monday 17 July – Talk by David Templeman based on his book “Mary, Queen of Scots.  The Captive Queen in England 1568-87”.

Visit – Royal Lyceum Theatre, 30 May 17

Tickets are selling fast for the performance of “Glory on Earth” by Linda McLean at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, Edinburgh.  The play is set on Tuesday 19 August 1561 at 9am.  Through the fog a ship arrives in Leith docks.  Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, steps ashore.  She is 19 and on her… Read More ›

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