Born into a dynastic family and married to James VI at just fifteen years of age, Anna of Denmark was a much-anticipated addition to the Kingdom of Scotland. This event seeks to uncover her influence at court and the cultural impact she made in the years before the Union of the Crowns in 1603. We will also consider the backdrop of late 16th century Edinburgh, the people and places over which Anna ruled, and that formed the beating heart of the Jacobean realm.
Confirmed morning speakers:
Professor Emerita Maureen Meikle (Leeds Trinity University) 'Anna of Denmark as Queen of Scots, 1590-1603'
Dr. Michael Pearce (Independent) 'Anna of Denmark: Courtiers and Costume'
Dr. Aaron Allen (University of Edinburgh) 'Finding Anna's Edinburgh'
Dr. Catriona Murray (University of Edinburgh)
A visit to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street with Senior Curator Kate Anderson
Lunch will be provided.