Kate Barlass – Catherine Douglas. History, Myth and Modern Folk Tale (Part 2)

Kate Barlass – Catherine Douglas History, Myth and Modern Folk Tale Part 2   Victorian Literature and the Making of the Modern Kate Barlass   Professor Richard Oram   Following George Gilfillan’s publication in 1860 of Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets most academic and antiquarian histories remained silent on the question of…

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A Fitting Funeral? The Memorials of Margaret Tudor

A Fitting Funeral? The Memorials of Margaret Tudor Perin Westerhof Nyman University of St Andrews   On 18 October 1541 Scotland lost its dowager queen Margaret Tudor, throwing her son’s royal household into mourning and triggering the flurry of work and preparations that necessarily accompanied a royal funeral. The queen’s body would have been embalmed…

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Margaret Tudor, Perth, and Margaret Douglas

Margaret Tudor, Perth, and Margaret Douglas   Helen Newsome University of Sheffield   Despite being buried at Perth Charterhouse, we know surprisingly little about Margaret Tudor’s activities in the city of Perth. However, five of Margaret Tudor’s letters which were sent from Perth survive today, one of which offers a glimpse into Margaret’s relationship with…

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Pregnancy, Childbirth and Grief: Tracing the Children of Margaret Tudor

Pregnancy, Childbirth and Grief. Tracing the Children of Margaret Tudor.   Amy V. Hayes The Open University and the University of the Highlands and Islands   When Margaret Tudor arrived in Scotland in August 1503 she was thirteen years old. Even by medieval standards, this was a relatively young age for marriage and for the…

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