Picture of the Week #5

Memorial to Mary of Lorraine (probably better known as Mary of Guise) at Edinburgh Castle. May 2000.

Although Mary died in Scotland, she was buried in her native France.
You can click on the picture to get a larger version, but I’ll also put the text below.

Mary of Lorraine, Queen of James V, Mother of Mary Queen of Scots and Regent of Scotland from 1554-1560 died here 11th June 1560. “A lady of honourable conditions, of singlular judgment, full of humanity, a great lover of justice, helpful to the poor.”

One Comment:

  1. Yes, this is the traditional encomium about her, which is why I was so pop-eyed to see Mary, as played by a roguish Fanny Ardent, and Sir Francis Walsingham getting it on in the first “Elizabeth” movie…

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