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Re: Margaret part 2
"Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland" has an interesting take on St. Margaret.
(While I disagree with the author's vision of a Stuart Heaven on Earth , I
have found much interesting information in the early Scottish history part
of the book).
The book states Malcolm was raised to be a King. He was not the uncouth
bumpkin in a reverse Pygmallion, but raised in a court and able to read ,
write and negotiate. Margaret was raised in a restricted Catholic
atmosphere. Her charity bankrupted Scotland in an effort to buy friends and
loyalty. She was canonized to applaud her efforts to Romanize the Celtic
Some accounts have Malcolm marrying her against her will.
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