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The sitter was appointed Secretary of State to Queen Mary in 1558, and was often her Ambassador to England.

Thirlestane Castle



oil on canvas


H 73.4 x W 57.5 cm

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SIR WILLIAM MAITLAND of LEITHINGTON Appointed Secretary of State to Queen Mary in 1558, & often her Ambafsadour to England


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Thirlestane Castle

Lauder, Scottish Borders TD2 6RU Scotland

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