The History of Leith

January 17, 2009

Anne of Denmark

Anne of Denmark (12 December 1574 – 2 March 1619) was Queen of Scotland, England, and Ireland as spouse of King James VI and I.[1]

The second daughter of King Frederick II of Denmark, Anne married James in 1589 at the age of fourteen and bore him three children who survived infancy, including the future Charles I. She demonstrated an independent streak and a willingness to use factional Scottish politics in her conflicts with James over the custody of Prince Henry and his treatment of her friend Beatrix Ruthven. Anne appears to have loved James at first, but the couple gradually drifted and eventually lived apart, though mutual respect and a degree of affection survived. for more click here

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