'Previously...' Scotland’s History Festival exists to spotlight and showcase Scotland’s History. Through partnerships with Scotland’s heritage, archive, museum and history sectors and our chums in education, community libraries, the tourism and arts world, we hope to find ways of encouraging people to understand and care about their place and history. 

anegodlie.jpgElizabeth Melville - Celebrations

Elizabeth Melville, Lady Culross was the first Scotswoman to see her work in print with the publication of her mini-epic 'Ane Godlie Dreame' in 1603. It quickly became a best-seller, right down to 1737 (image reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland).

Find out more about the celebrations starting on 20 May, culminating with a whole day of events on 21st June 2014.

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    Mary Slessor blazed a trail for women's rights and education for girls in Africa http://t.co/KIxuVJgcLA via @prevhistfest
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    Mary, Queen of Scots signed manuscript up for sale http://t.co/QpunQEokpJ via @prevhistfest
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