Scottish Queens, 1034-1714
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Lady Macbeth to St Margaret
Shadowy Figures and Foreign Brides
The Maid of Norway and the Bruce Queens
14 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Abbey Albany Alexander Angus Annabella Anne of Denmark Anne's arrived baby Bishop bride brother Catherine of Braganza Charles child Church consort Court crowned Darnley daughter David death died Donaldson dowry Duke Duncan Dunfermline Earl early Edinburgh Castle Edward eldest Elizabeth England English Ermengarde Euphemia father France French gave birth gold Gruoch heir Henrietta Maria Henry VIII Hill Buchanan Holyrood Ibid Ingebjorg Isabella James James's Joan John jointure King of Scots King's Kingdom Lady Later Middle Ages London Lord Macbeth Macdougall Malcolm March Margaret of Denmark Margaret Tudor marriage married Mary of Gueldres Mary of Guise Mary of Modena Mary's McGladdery monarch mother Nicholson Palace Paris parliament pregnant Prince Princess Protestant Queen Anne Queen Mary Queen of Scots Queens of Scotland regent Robert royal rule Scotichronicon seems sent sister St Margaret Stewart Stirling Castle Strickland Stuart throne took Treaty wedding wife William young