Speaker Series: Remembering Mary Queen of Scots

2022-03-08 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Zoom Meeting

The St. Andrew’s Society is pleased to present a free Zoom session on the life of Mary Queen of Scots. This Speaker Series event is running in support of International Women’s Day where we recognize the important contributions that women have made. The Zoom link will be emailed out the day before the event to everyone who registers.

Mary is a heroic and tragic figure in Scottish history. She was born as Mary Stuart on December 8, 1542 in Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian. Over the course of her turbulent life, she was Queen of Scotland (1542–67) and Queen Consort of France (1559–60).  Her marital status and political involvement were the topic of heated discussion. These contentious issues eventually provoked rebellion among the Scottish nobles. Forced to flee to England, she was imprisoned and later beheaded as a Catholic threat to the English throne.

Mary’s son James became King of Scotland and later King of England and Ireland. History remembers him for uniting the Scottish and English crowns. The kingdoms of Scotland and England were individual sovereign states, with their own parliaments, judiciaries, and laws, though both were ruled by James in personal union.

This session will be presented by Victoria Stewart, a history student at the University of Dundee. Victoria has been a great source for the Society on Scottish history.

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