Wigtown Book Festival: Rosemary Goring


Homecoming: The Scottish Years of Mary, Queen of Scots

Perhaps no figure in Scottish history is more romantic, more compelling and more controversial than Mary, Queen of Scots and yet she spent only twelve years in Scotland between her birth in Linlithgow Palace in 1542 and her execution at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire in 1587. Rosemary Goring tells the story of Mary’s time in Scotland, first as a child, then, after her return from France, as an eighteen-year-old widow to rule a nation riven by division. How did those years shape her short and storied life?

Born in Dunbar and a graduate of the University of St Andrews, Rosemary Goring has been a literary editor for Scotland on SundayThe Herald and the Sunday Herald. She is the author of two historical novels, After Flodden and Dacre’s War, as well as two much-lauded histories, Scotland: The Autobiography and Scotland: Her Story, which tells the nation’s history through the voices of its women.

  • Wigtown County Buildings
  • Sun 25 Sep 10:30
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Sunday 25 Sep 2022
County Buildings, Wigtown. United Kingdom