‘Coins and medals of the life of Mary Queen of Scots including her time in France’ by Dr Gareth Williams.
Saturday 23rd March 2019
Arrive from 1.30pm for start time of 2pm
Hot drinks and biscuits included
£10.50 per person.
Although we think of coins today primarily in terms of their monetary use, they also act as symbols of authority and identity. In the 16th century, coins were one of the most important means of conveying messages to the population as a whole. Coins of Mary span the whole of her reign, from childhood to abdication, and the changing imagery reflects the changing images and messages that she wished to convey both to her people and to the wider world. Contemporary medals also provide images of Mary, continuing into her captivity. Historian and coin specialist Dr Gareth Williams explores the changing imagery.
If any of the Spring Lectures are affected by snow, we will arrange an alternative date.
- ‘Coins and medals of the life of Mary Queen of Scots including her time in France’ by Dr Gareth Williams.
March 23, 2019