Mary, Queen of Scots

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David Allan

Scene from the Life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary Led through the Streets of Edinburgh after the Battle of Carberry Hill
1790

This was a deeply unhappy time for Mary, who soon realised the mistake she had made in marrying Bothwell. Moreover, a group of protestant nobles, known as the Confederate Lords, had openly rebelled against her. They resented Bothwell for becoming too powerful too quickly and they judged Mary for siding with him. Despite their own role in Darnley’s assassination, the Lords now accused Mary of involvement in the murder.

After occupying Edinburgh, the Lords’ large army met Mary’s dwindling troops at Carberry Hill. No fighting took place as Mary surrendered in return for honourable treatment and Bothwell’s safety. The offer was accepted and on 15 June 1567 Mary was taken back to Edinburgh, where she was met with a hostile and humiliating reception.

  • Credits Purchased 1951
  • Medium Pen, grey ink and brown wash over traces of grey and black chalk in a grey ink ruled border on paper
  • Size 15.80 x 20.90 cm