Tomb Effigy of Mary, Queen of Scots, Westminster Abbey
The Seton Watch was made for Mary Queen of Scots in the late 1500s. It has a silver engraved case and a small bell that strikes on the
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Backstage at Chanel Métiers d'Art fashion show, December 4th, 2012, Linlithgow Palace, Edinburgh (birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots!)
Mary, queen of Scots was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of 16th century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns
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Mary, Queen of Scots – by François Clouet – c.1559-1560. White mourning was the deepest form of mourning in medieval times and in later years among the queens of France. In this portrait, Mary Queen of Scots (who was once queen consort of France) wears white to mourn the death of King Francis II.
Mary Queen of Scots’ Watch: Large SKULL WATCH given by the Queen to Mary Seton. The forehead of the skull is engraved with a figure of death between a palace and a cottage, and a quotation in Latin meaning ‘pale death visits with impartial foot the cottages of the poor and the castles of the rich’ (Horace). The skull is held upside down and the jaw lifted to read the silver dial. The hour is struck on a bell. Made by Moyant A Blois (1570-90).
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Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587) She became the Scottish Queen from 1542-1567, born "Mary Stewart" ; "Marie Stuart" in French; "Mary I" in Scottish sovereigns listings. She was born in Linlithgow, Scotland to King James V of Scotland and Mary of Guise, his French wife. She apparently had bright auburn hair and hazel-brown eyes. Seen here also with Francis, Dauphin of France, (their marriage was arranged as children).