Mary of Guise, one of the most capable rulers in Scottish history, was born 500 years ago. But the mother of Mary Queen of Scots is largely forgotten today. Her remarkable story, brought to life through her own words, is told in this short film.
The historian John Harrison explains how Mary of Guise, wife and widow of King James V, ruled Scotland as Regent through some of the country’s most testing times. Her letters reveal the strength, wit and sacrifice of a mother who risked everything to defend her daughter’s throne.
The Other Mary, an exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of Mary of Guise’s birth, is on daily from 9.30am in Stirling Castle until 30th November. This exhibition is included in the admission price. Buy your tickets online in advance to beat the queues.