The Life and Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots
In this episode of the All Things Tudor podcast, Dr Steven Reid and Anne Dulau of The Hunterian discuss the charismatic Mary, Queen of Scots. Why has she captivated us, what was her role in the history of Scotland and England, and how was she entwined with Tudor history?
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Why is Mary such a figure of endless debate and fascination, and what does that say about Scotland’s ever-evolving relationship with the ‘daughter of debate’? Mary Queen of Scots was an active ruler of Scotland for just six years (1561-1567) yet her reign has attracted more attention and debate than that of any other monarch in Scottish History. Catch The Hunterian exhibit that explores the life and afterlife of Mary, and take the free Future Learn course.
Free FutureLearn course: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/the-life-and-afterlife-of-mary-queen-of-scots
This course will provide an overview of Mary’s life, reign and legacy. It begins with an overview of renaissance and reformation Scotland, and its relationships with Catholic Europe and its closest neighbour England. It then looks in depth at Mary’s life – her time in France as the French Queen, her Scottish reign, and her period of imprisonment and execution in England. Finally, it will look at Mary’s cultural afterlife and memorialization.
Production by Rokkwood Studios, U.K. This episode was produced by Ben Williams. Music developed by Rokkwood. Cover art by The Happy Colour Studio, U.K. Voiceovers by Paul Hunter.
Written by Deb Hunter, Dr Steven Reid and Anne Dulau.