An Exhibition talk by Head of Collections, Charlotte Rostek followed by a 4 course Banquet served in the Private Dining Room of Mount Stuart.
Presented by Charlotte Rostek:
Join our Head of Collections, Charlotte Rostek, on a journey through history which uncovers the story of Mary, Queen of Scots. Along the way you will have access to view some of the incredible items from the Bute Collection including historic manuscripts, paintings, needlework, books, and a film. The highlights are Sir Robert Wingfield of Upton’s eyewitness account of Mary’s execution, a rare original manuscript dating to 1587; Queen Elizabeth I’s Proclamation of the Sentence of Death, dating to 1586; and pieces of needlework which are believed to have been made by Mary while in captivity in England dating to ca. 1570s/80s.
Mary, Queen of Scots Banquet
Prepared by Campbell MacFadyen:
Enjoy the sights, sounds, taste and aroma of a traditional Tudor Banquet served in the opulent surroundings of the Family Dining Room.
Stimulate your senses with our Banquet Feast, created specifically for this occasion by our Bute Kitchen Head Chef, Campbell MacFadyen. Campbell has taken inspiration from the diets and recipes that could have been experienced by Mary, Queen of Scots during her life, and tied these in with traditions that have developed since her brutal execution in 1587, all created using the finest local fresh produce.