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The dolls of Mary Queen of Scots

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The Dolls of Mary Queen of Scots

This is new research into an inventory of objects belonging to Mary Queen of Scots in Edinburgh Castle. The report specifically focuses on evidence for dolls or puppets called ‘pippens’, their historical and cultural context and their significance.

  • Audiences:

    Members, Researchers, Educators, Visitors
  • Date Published:

    05 February 2019
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    Edinburgh Castle Research Reports
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  • Author(s):

    Dr Michael Pearce

    Dr Michael Pearce worked with Historic Environment Scotland investigating historic interiors and contributed to the restoration of Stirling Palace, General Register House, Dumfries House and many other projects. He recently completed his PhD study in material culture and artistic patronage in Scotland in the 16th and 17th centuries. Michael continues to research inventories and records of merchants and makers, and is editing craft records and royal manuscripts.
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  • Subjects:

    History, Scotland, British and Irish History