Portraits of a Queen: Marie Stuart

Marie Stuart, best-known as Mary, Queen of Scots has more images available of her than any other monarch I’ve searched in the past few years. I was blown away at the number of different portraits, sketches and engravings. The ones shared here aren’t even all the available ones – I would have spent a month collecting them all, but I wanted to leave some of that for you to do on your own – because that’s half the fun!

The portraits that are on this page are mostly from the Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A few I found on the site for National Portrait Gallery, London that were identical to the Royal Collection. All image credits goes to both institutions.

If you’re ever interested in looking through portraits on either site, here are the links. Be warned, you could spend hours looking through images…it’s addicting.

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/search#/page/1 http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/

2 thoughts on “Portraits of a Queen: Marie Stuart

  1. I think Mary was treated so badly and had such a sad life… I often wonder what would have happened if she had of Married Henry VIII’s son King Edward VI? Would Mary have been safer if she was not being bossed about by her Scots nobles? The couple could have had children and then the reigns of Lady Jane Grey, Bloody Mary and Elizabeth I would not have happened. Mary’s faith would probably not have even been an issue if she went to live in England as early as Henry VIII wanted her too.Who knows eh? I hope she had lots of mirrors to cheer her up in captivity. She was beautiful…

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