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One of the most controversial figures in Scottish history, Mary, Queen of Scots, will be under the spotlight at the National Museum of Scotland later this month
One of the most controversial figures in Scottish history will be under the spotlight over the next few months, as jewels, textiles, furniture, documents and portraits go on display in Edinburgh to help tell the fascinating story of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Labelled a martyr by some after her execution in 1587, and a murdering adulteress by others, Mary’s history will be told through objects from the Scottish collections, as well as international loans. Among the items on show are some of the so-called Penicuik jewels, preserved by the clerks of Penicuik as relics of Mary after her death.
Mary, Queen of Scots is on display at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, from 28 June–17 November 2013. For more information, and to book tickets, visit the museum website.