Rosemary Goring and Clare Hunter - BOOKMARK 2022

Sunday 9 October 2022

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Sunday 9 October 2022
Blairgowrie Community Campus PH10 6UZ
Rosemary Goring
Clare Hunter

One of the most famous queens in history, Mary Stuart lived in her homeland for just twelve years: as a dauntless child who laughed at her friends' seasickness as they sailed to safety in France and later, on her return as a 18-year-old widow to take control of a nation riven with factions, dissent and religious strife. Brief though her time in Scotland was, her experience profoundly influenced who she was and what happened to her.

In Homecoming, Rosemary Goring recounts the years of turmoil of Mary, Queen of Scots through the often dramatic and atmospheric locations and settings where the events that shaped her life took place and also examines the part Scotland, and its tumultuous court and culture, played in her downfall. Whether or not Mary Stuart emerges blameless or guilty, in this evocative retelling she can be seen for who she really was.

Rosemary will be joined by Clare Hunter whose biography of Mary, Queen of Scots - Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power whousing her own expertise explored how Mary used textiles to express her power and to advance her political agenda.   In this eloquent cultural biography, Clare Hunter exquisitely blends history, politics and memoir to reveal the most intimate and authentic portrait yet of Mary, Queen of Scots, and in doing so, explores how women have used textiles to make their mark upon the world.

Tickets are available from

Rhona Christie - 01250 875613 -
 Blairgowrie Library - 01250 871305
Adventure into Books - 01250 872852

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