Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Anne of Denmark Crowned Queen of Scotland

'George Heriot, the son, pursued his father's occupation of a goldsmith, then peculiarly lucrative, and much connected with that of a money-broker. He enjoyed the favour and protection of James, and of his consort, Anne of Denmark...'

Sir Walter Scott's "Fortunes of Nigel" is set during the reign of James I and VI, and being James' goldsmith and banker, George Heriot is an important person.  Presumably, James' Queen, Anne of Denmark, was important as well.  The two were married by proxy on August 20, 1589, James not being present, with an in-person follow-up the following November in Oslo.  It took until May 1590 before the couple reached Scotland, and Anne was crowned Queen of Scotland on May 17, 1590.

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