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Needlework Of Mary Queen Of Scots

Author : Margaret Swain
ISBN : 9781847976789
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Although a large body of needlework has always been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little attempt was made to authenticate these pieces or to explain how so energetic and impetuous a woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery. This is the first comprehensive study of the Queen as a needlewoman describing all the works associated with her. For the first time every piece marked by her cipher or monogram is illustrated in full. A biographical outline provides the framework for understanding her work by setting it in the context of her unsettled and stormy life. It recounts the influence of her formative years in France and her absorption in needlework during the years of imprisonment. Many of the embroideries can be seen in British country houses and in Scottish collections. A significant work in the history of costume and textiles and sheds a new light on those little known aspects of Mary Queen of Scot's life. The first comprehensive study of the Queen of Scots as a needlewoman and how such an energetic and impetuous woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery. Illustrated in full with 12 colour, 70 black & white photographs and 20 illustrations. Margaret Swain is an expert on the history of costume and textiles and was awarded an MBE for her work on embroidery and tapestries.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Emblems For A Queen

Author : Michael Bath
ISBN : UOM:39015082710412
Genre : Design
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A fascinating exploration of the emblems which persuaded Scotland's most famous queen to execute the most important surviving textiles in the history of European embroidery.
Category: Design

On The Trail Of Mary Queen Of Scots

Author : Roy Calley
ISBN : 9781445659435
Genre : History
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Follow Mary, Queen of Scots through the resplendent castles, towering cathedrals, manor houses and chapels associated with her turbulent life.
Category: History

Mary Queen Of Scots

Author : Jenny Wormald
ISBN : 9780857903501
Genre : History
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A genuine tour de force, a devastating critique of the Queen of Scots - John Guy Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, has long been portrayed as one of history's romantically tragic figures. Devious, naive, beautiful and sexually voracious, often highly principled, she secured the Scottish throne and bolstered the position of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Her plotting, including probable involvement in the murder of her husband Lord Darnley, led to her flight from Scotland and imprisonment by her equally ambitious cousin and fellow queen, Elizabeth of England. Yet when Elizabeth ordered Mary's execution in 1587 it was an act of exasperated frustration rather than political wrath. Unlike biographies of Mary predating this work, this masterly study set out to show Mary as she really was - not a romantic heroine, but the ruler of a European kingdom with far greater economic and political importance than its size or location would indicate. Wormald also showed that Mary's downfall was not simply because of the 'crisis years' of 1565-7, but because of her way of dealing, or failing to deal, with the problems facing her as a renaissance monarch. She was tragic because she was born to supreme power but was wholly incapable of coping with its responsibilities. Her extraordinary story has become one of the most colourful and emotionally searing tales of western history, and it is here fully reconsidered by a leading specialist of the period. Jenny Wormald's beautifully written biography will appeal to students and general readers alike.
Category: History

Pens And Needles

Author : Susan Frye
ISBN : 9780812206982
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Through an examination of the expressive arts of needlework, painting, and writing, Pens and Needles offers insights into women's lives and, in its final chapters, into literary texts such as Shakespeare's Othello and Cymbeline and Mary Sidney Wroth's Urania.
Category: Literary Criticism

Maids And Mistresses Cousins And Queens

Author : Susan Frye
ISBN : 0195353595
Genre : History
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This new collection of sixteen essays considers evidence for the varied forms of women's alliances in early modern England. It shows how women, prohibited from direct participation in the institutional structures that shaped the lives of men, constructed informal connections with other females for purposes of survival, advancement, and creativity. The essays presented here consider a variety of communities--formed among groups as diverse as serving women, vagrants, aristocrats, and authors--in order to study the historical traces of women's connections. "Alliance"--as understood by the essayists in this volume--does not preclude competition or antagonism, since the bonds among women were frequently determined by an opposition to other women. As shown here, the theorizing of women's connections, and the recovery of the historical evidence for these connections, can only add to our understanding of women's activities in early modern English society. Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens is divided into four sections. The first two, "Alliances in the City" and "Alliances in the Household," examine the circumstances of women's communities in two primary sites for women of this place and time. The second two, "Materializing Communities" and "Emerging Alliances," fully study the aspirations that guided and transformed the courses of women's lives. All of these interdisciplinary essays, deftly combining literary and historical methods and materials, are informed by feminism, queer theory, and studies of class and race in the early modern period.
Category: History

Mary Queen Of Scots

Author : Roy C. Strong
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041374708
Genre : Great Britain
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Mary Queen Of Scots

Author : Rosalind Kay Marshall
ISBN : UCSD:31822039649884
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Lushly illustrated, the book takes a fresh look at this mysterious and charismatic monarch, using objects associated with her life from the National Museum of Scotland and elsewhere.
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Mary Queen Of Scots

Author : Susan Doran
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123336237
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Returning to Scotland, she married again (unhappily), gave birth to her only child, who would later betray her, suffered the horror of her secretary and second husband being murdered, endured abduction and rape by a third, and finally captivity and escape from a remote castle in the Highlands. Her last eighteen years as a prisoner in England, while certainly quieter, continued to be marked by conspiracy and intrigue, and a fraught relationship with her cousin Elizabeth I.
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Old Time Tools Toys Of Needlework

Author : Gertrude Whiting
ISBN : 9780486166544
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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More than 200 illustrations of hoops, frames, pins, pincushions, punches, bobbins, bodkins, shuttles, spinning wheels, sewing machines, and more from a wide array of cultures. Index.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Scots Magazine

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ISBN : MINN:31951001919843D
Genre : Scotland
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Category: Scotland

Scottish Embroidery

Author : Margaret H. Swain
ISBN : IND:39000005594283
Genre : Embroidery
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Category: Embroidery

Sundials And Roses Of Yesterday

Author : Alice Morse Earle
ISBN : 9781108065184
Genre : History
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The American author Alice Morse Earle (1851-1911) practised a distinctive form of historical writing which made innovative use of material evidence in its focus on the details of everyday life. Lavishly illustrated, this 1902 work illuminates the social history of two 'garden delights': sundials and roses.
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The Scottish Historical Review

Author : James Maclehose
ISBN : UCAL:B3497423
Genre : Scotland
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A new series of the Scottish antiquary established 1886.
Category: Scotland

Books And Bookmen

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015540995
Genre : Books
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Historical Needlework

Author : Margaret H. Swain
ISBN : STANFORD:36105031583276
Genre : Needlework
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Category: Needlework