Rebirth of a Palace: The Royal Court at Stirling Castle

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Begun in 1538, Stirling Palace was, and remains, one of the finest Renaissance buildings in Great Britain. Its structure and decoration - interior and exterior - were designed as a flamboyant expression of wealth, power and sophistication. It was commissioned by King James V as a residence fitting for himself and his French bride Mary of Guise, the mother of Mary Queen of Scots. But it was abandoned as a royal palace in the early 1600s, and soon fell into decline. In 2001 Historic Scotland launched a major programme of ...

Rebirth of a Palace: The Royal Court at Stirling Castle 2014, Historic Environment Scotland, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781849170550

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