A captive queen; a fight for survival
Discover the fascinating story of Mary Queen of Scots' years in captivity in English prisons following her flight from Scotland.
This talk by historian David Templeman will follow Mary on her journey as a captive queen around Carlisle, Bolton Castle (Wensleydale), Tutbury Castle, Wingfield Manor, Chatsworth, Sheffield Castle and Manor Lodge, Buxton, Worksop Manor and Chartley Manor in Staffordshire.
Rather than the benign period portrayed by some of Mary's biographers, the talk will convey intrigue, passion, plots and escape attempts.
David will discuss:
* What life was like for Mary in her various prisons
* The various means by which she attempted to control her fate
* The queen's perilous escape attempts