Edinburgh, illustration, letter, letter writing, Mary Queen of Scots, National Library of Scotland, post box, Queen Elizabeth I
I am no expert, but I’m sure Mary Queen of Scots wrote her last letter well before the invention of the post box; before the invention of the stamp in fact! It is quite a clever illustration, isn’t it? Assuming Mary Queen of Scots did dispatch her last correspondence from Fotheringhay in 1587, as the post box implies. I especially like the monogram of Queen Elizabeth I (of England) on the post box, where the monogram of Queen Elizabeth II would be on a modern one, like the example at the end of my street.