Clare Hunter

venue Cullen Kilshaw Marquee
date Sunday 19 June
time 12:45 pm
ticket prices £13 | £11

In Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power, Clare unravels the threads of a secret history. In 16th century Europe, queens used textiles to proclaim their power and status in the male-dominated courts of Europe. In captivity in England, with her written correspondence monitored and censored, Mary used her needlework to smuggle out messages to her followers and make sure her story was preserved. ‘In this charmed feat of imagination and learning, the beauties and disasters of Mary Stuart’s life unfold again… Clare Hunter is at ease in this glittering, alien world’, wrote Hilary Mantel.

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