Category Archives: Scotland

Matilda of Scotland, Queen of England

We would like to turn our attention to the daughter of Saint Margaret and King Malcolm of Scotland. Edith was born in 1080 at Dunfermline. Yes, her parents named her Edith, possibly in honor of Edith of Wessex, Queen of … Continue reading

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Edith of Wessex, Queen of England

Epigrammatica Historica, number 4 The nobility of your forbears magnified you, O Edith, And you, a king’s bride, magnify your forbears. Much beauty and much wisdom were yours And also probity together with sobriety. You teach the stars, measuring, arithmetic, … Continue reading

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Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

Quaint legends to our hearts endear Our sainted Scottish Queen: Alone, unseen, oft strayed she here In thoughtful mood, serene; Thus oft from yonder ancient towers She sought from pomp to dwell, And pondered o’er life’s fleeting hours Beside her … Continue reading

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Scota, The Mother of Scotland

Serendipity: The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. Don’t you just love when that occurs? Bear with me while I tell you what happened. I was at the bookstore, looking for some captivating history and discovered this book “Saxons, … Continue reading

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Fanny Wright – “or a goose that deserves to be hissed”

“It will appear evident upon attentive consideration that equality of intellectual and physical advantages is the only sure foundation of liberty, and that such equality may best, and perhaps only, be obtained by a union of interests and cooperation in … Continue reading

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