Mary Queen of Scots: the captive queen in England, 1568-84, 5 July

04 May 2022
Discover the fascinating story of Mary Queen of Scots' years in captivity in English prisons following her flight from Scotland.

5 July 2022, 6.30pm UK time


Join David Templeman on 5 July for a 50-minute talk, followed by a 30-minute Q&A with questions from the audience.

A captive queen; a fight for survival...

The talk will follow Mary Queen of Scots 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 during the Stewart queen's years of imprisonment.

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 

Join David Templeman on 5 July 2022 at 6.30pm for a 50-minute talk followed by a 30-minute Q&A.

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Event details

Join David Templeman for a 50-minute talk followed by a 30-minute Q&A. The webinar will be recorded and the recording made available to ticket holders for 7 days after broadcast.

The event will be chaired by Dr Martha McGill, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick.

Registration fee: £10. Starts 6.30pm UK time. To find the start time in your time zone, visit TimeAndDate.

Speaker details

David Templeman is a national historian/speaker and author of the book Mary Queen of Scots: the captive queen in England, 1568-84. During the last few years, David has delivered sell out talks to audiences for both the Sheffield Literary festival Off the Shelf and the prestigious Buxton Literary festival. He has also spoken at Derby Literary festival and a delivered a Scottish book tour.

Mary Queen of Scots image by William Home Lizars (British, Edinburgh, Scotland 1788–1859 Galashiels). Gift of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1958. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art.