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Noted: My connected coop brings all the chickens to the IoT

January 26th, 2017 Comments off

On Podcast: Mary, Queen of Scots on In Our Time [Audio]

January 23rd, 2017 Comments off

I enjoyed this podcast and you might, too — Douglas

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Mary, Queen of Scots
In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, who had potential to be one of the most powerful rulers in Europe, yet she was also one of the most vulnerable. In France, when she was the teenage bride to their future king, she was seen as rightful heir to the thrones of England and Ireland, as well as Queen of Scotland and one day of France, which would have been an extraordinary union. She was widowed too young, though and, a Catholic returning to Protestant Scotland, she struggled to overcome rivalries in her own country. She fled to Protestant England, where she was implicated in plots to overthrow Elizabeth, and it was Elizabeth herself who signed Mary’s death warrant.


David Forsyth
Principal Curator, Scottish Medieval-Early Modern Collections at National Museums Scotland

Anna Groundwater
Teaching Fellow in Historical Skills and Methods at the University of Edinburgh


John Guy
Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge

Producer: Simon Tillotson.

Recommended Reading from In Our Time

Ian B. Cowan, The Enigma of Mary Stuart (Sphere, 1972)

Jane E. A. Dawson, Scotland Re-formed: 1488-1587 (Edinburgh University Press, 2007)

Gordon Donaldson, All the Queen’s Men: Power and Politics in Mary Stewart’s Scotland (Batsford Press, 1983)

Susan Doran, Mary Queen of Scots: An Illustrated Life (British Library Publishing Division, 2007)

Antonia Fraser, Mary, Queen of Scots (first published 1969; Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009)

John Guy, My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots (Harper Perennial, 2004)

Rosalind K. Marshall, Queen of Scots (Mercat Press, 2000)

Alison Weir, Mary Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley (Vintage, 2008)

Jenny Wormald, Mary Queen of Scots: A Study in Failure with a new foreword and afterward by Anna Groundwater (Birlinn, forthcoming June 2017)

Jenny Wormald, Mary, Queen of Scots: Politics, Passion and a Kingdom Lost (first published 1990; Tauris Parke, 2001)

On YouTube: The oldest portrait in the British Museum (probably) | Curator’s Corner Season 2 Episode 1

January 22nd, 2017 Comments off

Noted: Nest Eggs (Eggs in Potato-Carrot Nests) | French Kiss

January 22nd, 2017 Comments off
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On YouTube: Ultimaker 3 Review // Crash Test

January 21st, 2017 Comments off

Good inclusive review for the Utilimaker. I would love to have a 3D printer but haven’t yet figured out exactly what I would use it for and why it would be worth the expense. Still, cool tool! (LAUGH) — Douglas

Watch YouTube: Ultimaker 3 Review // Crash Test

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On YouTube: Steve Collins: When Things Go Wrong In Space

January 19th, 2017 Comments off

Noted: Slack adds threaded messages to take the clutter out of public channels

January 18th, 2017 Comments off
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Noted: Weeknight Aglio Oglio

January 15th, 2017 Comments off
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Noted: “No Signal” – Comic: 2017-01-12

January 14th, 2017 Comments off
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Noted: Donsol turns a deck of cards into a dungeon crawl

January 14th, 2017 Comments off
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