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Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen

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Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom

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January 2019

The Common Books of Aberdeen, 1398-1511

15th January 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Lecture by Dr Claire Hawes FSA Scot, University of Aberdeen Following the digital transcription of Aberdeen’s earliest burgh council registers by a project at the University of Aberdeen, this lecture will give an overview of the corpus. It will focus on the importance of these books for our understanding of early Renaissance Scotland, and introduce some of the intriguing characters and interesting stories we have uncovered along the way. Free - no booking required. This lecture is joint with the Scottish History Society.

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February 2019

The State Funeral and Heraldry of Mary Queen of Scots

12th February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Illustration of funeral of Mary Queen of Scots

Lecture 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. Free - no…

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