Scottish Queens, 1034-1714

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Tuckwell, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 226 pages
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Much has been written about the various kings who ruled over Scotland, but this book deals exclusively with the queens, the few who were monarchs in their own right and also the consorts. These profiles shed light on how these women who were chosen to be the brides of Scottish kings reacted to their usually arranged marriages and how they confronted the overwhelming difficulties that often followed. This book addresses such questions as "Was Lady Macbeth really the wicked woman depicted in Shakespeare's famous play? Was St. Margaret a demure and obedient wife? Why did Margaret Logie exercise such an influence over her husband, David II? and "Was James VI's consort, Anne of Denmark, underestimated and wrongly written off as a stupid and willful woman? These detailed histories of the 31 Scottish queens provide an entertaining account of vivid personalities and a better understanding of what queenship meant in Scotland.

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Contents

Lady Macbeth to St Margaret
1
Shadowy Figures and Foreign Brides
15
The Maid of Norway and the Bruce Queens
30
Copyright

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Rosalind K. Marshall is a historian and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is the author of The Days of Duchess Anne: Life in the Household of the Duchess of Hamilton, 1656-1716.

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