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The Thistle and the Rose Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Reckless Marriage and the Deserted Queen Summary

Eleanor Hibbert and Jean Plaidy
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The Reckless Marriage and the Deserted Queen Summary

In The Reckless Marriage, Margaret recalls her anger upon learning that James is remaining with the Lady Heron, knowing the reason. The Baby James, who is now the King of Scotland though as yet too young to reign, is still in the care of David Lindsay. The baby is crowned twenty days after James' death. All of Scotland lost loved ones on Flodden Field and all families mourn. James had left Margaret with the title "Regent," which essentially means she is in charge until the young king becomes of age. The political powers of Scotland come to believe that the job is too much for Margaret, partly because she is near delivery of the child she was expecting when James left to make war on England and partly because Scotland never allows a woman to...

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