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.