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Re: Margaret part 2
At 07:15 02/11/00 -1000, you wrote:
>"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.
I'm surprised the Church didn't try to claim that she was a virgin!! As for
being 'reluctant' she, nevertheless, provided Malcolm with four sons who
all became Kings of Scotland: Duncan, Edgar, Alexander and David.
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