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Video: The State Heraldry and Funeral of Mary Queen of Scots

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Society of Antiquaries of Scotland presents a video of the lecture The State Heraldry and Funeral of Mary Queen of Scots, delivered by John Malden M.Phil, FMA, FHSS, FHS, FSA Scot, President Heraldry Society of Scotland.

Royal Heraldry was a statement of territorial claim and marriage. Mary’s use of the Royal Arms of England caused a severe diplomatic row. A various armorials were produced during and after her reign, especially by the Hamilton family as next in line to the throne. Following her execution Mary was given a state funeral by the guilt conscious Queen Elizabeth for which detailed accounts survive.

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