Please join us for our January 2023 Book Club Meeting! We’ll be discussing Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power by Clare Hunter.
At her execution Mary, Queen of Scots wore red. Widely known as the color of strength and passion, it was in fact worn by Mary as the Catholic symbol of martyrdom.
In sixteenth-century Europe, women’s voices were suppressed and silenced. In an age when textiles expressed power, Mary exploited them to emphasize her female agency. From her lavishly embroidered gowns as the prospective wife of the French Dauphin to the fashion dolls she used to encourage a Marian style at the Scottish court and the subversive messages she embroidered in captivity for her supporters, Mary used textiles to advance her political agenda, affirm her royal lineage and tell her own story.
In this eloquent cultural biography, Clare Hunter exquisitely blends history, politics, and memoir to tell the story of a queen in her own voice.
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