The Thistle and the Rose Themes

Eleanor Hibbert and Jean Plaidy
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The Quest for Power

The quest for power is a theme repeated in many aspects of this story, beginning with Margaret's excitement with the fact that she is about to become Queen of Scotland, though she does realize that her brother Henry is in a better position because he will be king in his own right without being dependent on marriage to another person. Another aspect of this theme is seen when Margaret shows her attraction for the Earl of Angus. His family immediately rushes to ensure that the young Angus concedes to the queen's wishes because that will mean a great deal to their family in the way of titles and opportunities to rise in power. When the marriage is in trouble, members of an opposition clan rush to throw support behind the queen, hoping to eliminate Angus from the scene and to clear the way for their...

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