Rosemary Goring

Homecoming - The Scottish Years of Mary, Queen of Scots

County Buildings
Sun 25 Sep
10:30 UK
£0.00 to £7.50

Perhaps no figure in Scottish history is more romantic, more compelling and more controversial than Mary, Queen of Scots and yet she spent only twelve years in Scotland between her birth in Linlithgow Palace in 1542 and her execution at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire in 1587. Rosemary Goring tells the story of Mary's time in Scotland, first as a child, then, after her return from France, as an eighteen-year-old widow to rule a nation riven by division. How did those years shape her short and storied life?

About the Author 

Born in Dunbar and a graduate of the University of St Andrews, Rosemary Goring has been a literary editor for Scotland on Sunday, The Herald and the Sunday Herald. She is the author of two historical novels, After Flodden and Dacre's War, as well as two much-lauded histories, Scotland: The Autobiography and Scotland: Her Story, which tells the nation's history through the voices of its women.

Copies of Rosemary Goring's book Homecoming : The Scottish Years of Mary, Queen of Scots can be found here