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
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.