The Game of Kings Setting & Symbolism

Dorothy Dunnett
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Scotland

Scotland is the home to the majority of the characters. It is the primary geographical setting for the book.

England

England is a neighboring country to Scotland. England's government wishes to align itself with Scotland through marriage. If this is not possible it plans to annex Scotland through war. They share a large border which is perpetually experiencing skirmishes.

Framce

France is also interested in an alliance with Scotland. Unlike England, France has never tried to dominate Scotland by force. France and Scotland share a common religion which is a major point in favor of Scotland's alliance with France (as opposed to an alliance with England).

Spain

Spain is a minor player with regards to the eruption of war on Scottish soil, however they do have a fleet of ships waiting just off of the cost for much of the book.

Edinburgh Castle

Home of Queen Mary...

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