Mary Queen of Scots’s Embroidery. This is displayed in the exhibition on the ground floor. Mary Queen of Scots was under the Custodianship of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and Bess of Hardwick from 1568 to
This embroidered panel, of cruciform shape, depicting a ginger cat with a mouse on a chequered floor, bearing the cipher of Mary, Queen of Scots. The Scottish Queen was a skilled needlewoman and there is another panel by her in the Royal Collection.
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An 'eape' (ape) embroidered by Mary, Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick, on loan from the V&A, London. The monkey is embroidered in linen, silk and gold tissue on velvet. It was based on a woodcut from Historiae Animalium by Conrad Gesner.