New Book | Plans of the Earl of Mar
From Four Courts Press:
Margaret Stewart, The Architectural, Landscape and Constitutional Plans of the Earl of Mar, 1700–32 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2016), 448 pages, ISBN: 978 18468 25750, £55.
Politics, architecture, landscapes, city designs, and infrastructure planning were the substance of the creative thinking of John Erskine, Earl of Mar (1675–1732) before and after the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707. Condemned as a traitor after he led and lost the Jacobite Rising of 1715, Mar devoted his time in exile to creating a new constitution for the UK in which England, Ireland, and Scotland would become equal partners in a federation with France for the enduring peace of Europe. Richly illustrated with Mar’s magnificent designs for cities, palaces, and houses, this is the first book about this controversial figure.
Margaret Stewart was born and educated in Edinburgh. She is an art historian and curator and is currently a lecturer in architectural history at University of Edinburgh.