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Lament of Mary Queen of Scots

Lament of Mary Queen of Scots

This was commissioned by a Heritage Lottery funded project to illustrate 37 of Robert Burns poems for a book Enlighted Burns to bring the poet's work into the local community .This is his poem of Mary Queen of Scots lament from her grave.

Other 2 illustrations are from the poem Tam O'Shanter

Lament on Mary Queen of Scots
Tam O'Shanter inside Alloway Kirk
Tam O'Shanter and Souter Johnny