‘The secret symbols of Mary Queen of Scots’ by Dr Gareth Williams.
Saturday 13th April 2019
Arrive from 1.30pm for start time of 2pm
Hot drinks and biscuits included
£10.50 per person.
During her childhood at the French court, Mary became familiar with the idea of the ‘impresa’, a combination of image and text which conveyed meanings at different levels. This was a popular idea in Renaissance Italy, and was brought to the French court by the Medici family, and by Mary from France to Scotland. Mary experimented with ‘impresas’ throughout her life, and during her English captivity used them to convey secret (and sometimes not-so-secret) messages about her hopes and ambitions for freedom, restoration, and more. This lecture by Dr Gareth Williams, (Director of Research at Tutbury Castle) explores Mary’s use of impresas in a variety of forms.
If any of the Spring Lectures are affected by snow, we will arrange an alternative date.
- ‘The secret symbols of Mary Queen of Scots’ by Dr Gareth Williams.
April 13, 2019