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Queen of Scots Shawl

Queen of Scots Shawl

Regular price £81.00
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Our distinctive and elegant Queen of Scots Shawl is dedicated to an enigmatic monarch who, to this day, inspires intrigue around the world. 

Originally designed to celebrate the re-creation of the Scottish Parliament and the restoration of this unique monarchical title after nearly 300 years and dedicated also to Mary Queen of Scots who was the first women to rule Scotland in her own right. She was married to the King of France and was briefly Queen there. Mary also had a strong claim to the throne of England too. How different the history of the British Isles may have been had she not been forced to abdicate in 1567. The colours were chosen to match the specially-designed outfit worn by Queen Elizabeth on that day: colours which were based on the theme of the thistle, the symbol of Scotland, which in turn gave us our national motto: Nemo Me Impune Lacessit. They are overlaid with bands of royal purple which represent the Royal Houses which have provided the United Kingdom with its monarchs since the Union of the Crowns in 1603.

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