Scottish Queens, 1034–1714

Rosalind K. Marshall

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July 2019
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ISBN : 9781780275970
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
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The lives of the Scottish queens, both those who ruled in their own right, and also the consorts, have largely been neglected in conventional history books.

One of the earliest known Scottish queens was none other than the notorious Lady MacBeth. Was she 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 have we underestimated James VI’s consort, Anne of Denmark, frequently written off as a stupid and wilful woman? These are just a few of the questions addressed by Dr Marshall in her entertaining, impeccably researched book.

About The Author

Dr Rosalind K. Marshall graduated in Scottish History from Edinburgh University. Her PhD thesis, based on the Duke of Hamilton's Archives, became her first book, and she has since written 16 others, along with over 150 historical articles. These include biographies of Mary, Queen of Scots and John Knox, and a history of St Giles' Cathedral. For a number of years she combined her writing career with her position as Historian at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Society of Arts and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, she is Chairman of the Scottish Record Society and the Virtual Hamilton Palace Trust, Honorary Historian of the Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Edinburgh and a Burgess of Edinburgh.


“Marshall’s enlightening and fascinating book is exceedingly relevant as its stories and themes seem, unfortunately, to be timeless.”

- Booklist

“Scottish Queens, 1034-1714 is a broad, impressive historical work and solid introduction to Scottish history from an oft-ignored perspective: that of the queens who exercised power whenever and wherever they could find it.”

- Foreword Reviews

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