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Mary Queen of Scots

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Queen of Hearts: Mary Queen of Scots in Popular Culture


In Episode 1 of the HippFest Podcast (or HippCast for short), we are delighted to share with you a lively and fascinating talk by Donald Smith, originally presented in March 2022, ahead of our Festival Opening Night screening of The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots (1923). 'The Loves of Mary' was a real highlight of the festival, the world premiere of a new restoration of an extremely rare film presented with live improvised piano, plus the famous Scottish storyteller, Andy Cannon taking the role of our very own Film Explainer or 'McBenshi'. This memorable screening event was made even richer by Donald's talk, which set the scene perfectly for this near-hundred-year-old costume drama. Donald Smith is an author, storyteller and director of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival since 1989. His many publications include Storytelling Scotland, A Pilgrim Guide to Scotland, Wee Folk Tales: in Scots and Folk Tales From The Garden. Donald has also staged over a hundred plays and was a moving force behind the Scottish Storytelling Center and a National Theatre for Scotland.  If you would prefer, there is a full Episode Transcript available here. Links to resources mentioned in this episode are below: The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots (1895) - courtesy of The National Library of Scotland's Moving Image Archive The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots (1923) programme notes - by commissioned for the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival 2022 The Ballad of the Five Marys - written by Donald Smith, Luath Press Archive Film Agency on YouTube Celluloid Tapestry on YouTube


20 Jan 2023

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Mary Queen of Scots: A life, a legacy

Love Scotland

She’s one of Scotland’s most famous monarchs and continues to be the focus of huge interest today. Yes, she’s Mary, Queen of Scots – but why is it that her story has resonated for so long? In this week’s episode, Jackie sits down with writer Rosemary Goring to discuss Mary’s life and legacy. Why did the Queen love her time in Falkland Palace so much? What was it that meant she had to spend her childhood in France? And what role did she have to play in the brutal murder of her first husband? Rosemary Goring is the author of the 2022 book Homecoming: The Scottish Years of Mary, Queen of Scots (Birlinn). If you’d like more royal Scottish history, scroll back in your Love Scotland feed to our July 2021 episode on Robert the Bruce.


14 Oct 2022

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Mary Queen of Scots

Eyre on Air

We've gone back to our roots with this one. And by that we mean we've done an actual movie that was marketed as a period drama that deals with an actual, historical period of time that was very dramatic etc etc. Anyway. We're discussing the 2018 film Mary Queen of Scots, starring Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Chan, Guy Pearce, and David Tennant as the literal worst man ever. And we were surprised by how much we liked this one! Enjoy!

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3 Jul 2022

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Dope History: Mary Queen of Scots Part 2!

Black Monday Podcast

Hello Black Monday Works listeners! Coming to you with part 2 of Mary Queen of Scots. Tune in as I detail the aftermath of the David Rizzio, new players such as a jealous half brother and dastardly plot. Was Mary Queen of Scots truly an innocent or chess player in determining her own destiny? You don't want to miss this episode! 


22 Jun 2022

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Episode 40 - Mary Queen of Scots


Welcome to part two of "The Battle of the Queens". This week, Michelle covers the story of Mary, Queen of Scots. After becoming Queen at only six days old, Mary's life was like no other. At a young age, she moved to France, briefly became a double Queen and then a young widow. Upon returning to Scotland, her story is filled with romance, tragedy and lots of plotting against Queen Elizabeth I. In the mood for some royal drama? We got you.


18 Apr 2022

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1001 Greatest Love Stories

A well-written history of the indomitable Mary Queen of Scots and her search for a true love- which some, including this writer, Lyndon Orr, in his book "Great Affinities of History", ,is said to to have been Lord Bothwell. More recent research questions the reliability of the Casket Letters, (love letters said to link them together) which are today said to be fraudulent. It is very possible that Bothwell engineered the murder of Mary's husband Darnley with her help, as Darnley had murdered an admirer of hers right in front of her.. Hers was an action-filled life and reign while it olasted, and its no wonder there is almost always a movie dedicated to her on streaming channels.ANDROID USERS- (NEW) 1001 Stories From The Old West (Spotify)- https://open.spotify.com/show/0c2fc0cGwJBcPfyC8NWNTw1001 Stories from Roy's Diner on Player.fm: Follow Us https://player.fm/series/1001-stories-network1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%20days1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5tZWdhcGhvbmUuZm0vQURMNzU3MzM0Mjg0NQ==1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries at Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20heroes1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories (& Tales from Arthur Conan Doyle) https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20sherlock%20holmes1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre on Spotify: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20ghost%20stories1001 Stories for the Road on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20stories%20for%20the%20roadEnjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20greatest%20love%20stories1001 History's Best Storytellers: (author interviews) on Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/1001-historys-best-storytellersAPPLE USERS(NEW) 1001 Stories From The Old West- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-from-the-old-west/id16132138651001 Stories From Roy's Diner at Apple Podcastshttps://podcasts.apple.com/fi/podcast/1001-stories-from-roys-diner/id1594740377Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free):https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2 Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at Apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at Apple Podcast now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552Catch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes!  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-ghost-stories-tales-of-the-macabre/id1516332327NEW Enjoy 1001 History's Best Storytellers (Interviews) on Apple Devices here:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/id1483649026NEW Enjoy 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories and The Best of Arthur Conan Doyle https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-sherlock-holmes-stories-best-sir-arthur-conan/id1534427618Get all of our shows at one website: https://.1001storiespodcast.com REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: 1001storiespodcast@gmail.comSUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! https://.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated).YOUR REVIEWS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS AT APPLE/ITUNES AND ALL ANDROID HOSTS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! LINKS BELOW. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


10 Apr 2022

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20: Elizabeth vs Mary Queen of Scots

The History Chap Podcast

This is one of those stories from British history that has fascinated people down the generations.In a world ruled by men, two women ascend the thrones of England and Scotland.Relatives and rivals - Elizabeth I of England and Mary Queen of Scots.When Elizabeth succeeded her sister to the English throne, she did so as a Protestant and, seen by many Catholics, as illegitimate.They believed that she had no right to the throne and looked elsewhere for a champion.And they didn't have to look far, Mary Queen of Scots was Elizabeth's half-cousin (once removed), the great-granddaughter of Henry VII (Henry Tudor).Here was their replacement for Elizabeth.In this episode we explore the undercurrents that drove these two Queens rivalry, which ultimately ended in tragedy.


31 Mar 2022

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Mary Queen of Scots with Kate Williams

Dan Snow's History Hit

Dan is joined by Professor Kate Williams to discuss the rise and fall of Mary Queen of Scots, one of the most dramatic and tragic figures of the Sixteenth Century - https://pod.fo/e/1148a4If you'd like to learn more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad-free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe today! To download the History Hit app please go to the Android or Apple store. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


22 Mar 2022

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E9: Illicit Love, Part 2: Mary Queen of Scots with Smithsonian Editor Meilan Solly

All Things Tudor - The Podcast

In this All Things Tudor episode, Meilan Solly discusses the many marriages, loves and possible dalliances of Mary Queen Of Scots. Meilan Solly is the Smithsonian Magazine Associate Editor of History and shares her keen insight into this tragic queen and her unfortunate love life.  Connect with Meilan: Website: meilansolly.com Twitter: @meilansolly Connect with us: https://allthingstudor.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/AllThingsTudor https://www.facebook.com/TheDebATL


8 Mar 2022

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Rival Queens: Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots

Dan Snow's History Hit

Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots were cousins who never met - but their fates were intertwined. As their nations were engulfed in religious turmoil and civil wars raged on the continent, these two powerful women struggled for control of the British Isles. In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb goes to the British Library in London to meet curator Andrea Clarke and visit a stunning exhibition on the rival Queens, which uses original documents and extraordinary objects to show how paranoia turned sisterly affection to suspicion.If you'd like to learn more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad-free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe today! To download the History Hit app please go to the Android or Apple store. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


13 Feb 2022