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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
Church.(p. 26-7)
Some accounts have Malcolm marrying her against her will.

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