A ROYAL TRADITION: THE QUEEN AND HER FAMILY IN SCOTLAND.

By: Martine, Roddy.

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160 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). B&w and colour photographs. "This book sets out to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth from a Scottish viewpoint. The throne of England was inherited by the King of Scots, and Queen Elizabeth's Scottish pedigree stretches far further back into the mists of time than her English lineage. Through various cousin marriages she descends over twenty times from the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots. But for over 200 years no ruling British Monarch set foot on Scottish soil. The Hanovarians resolutely ignored Scotland for four generations, incensed by the Jacobites, although it was through their descent from King James VI of Scotland that they were able to make a legitimate claim to British Sovereignty. In the nineteenth century it was Queen Victoria's discovery of the Highlands which made Scotland fashionable overnight with Court society. And it is her descendants who have maintained the tradition, holidaying at Balmoral and participating in the pageantry of Scottish life. The author believes that it is through her royal Scottish descent and from her Scottish mother, Elizabeth of Glamis, that the Queen has inherited the finer qualities of the Scottish character: a sense of purpose and dedication. With an awareness of Scotland's heritage and history, this book examines the Royal Family's involvement with Scotland and pays tribute to a remarkable lady." Previous owner's small Xmas notation, date and signature on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, some areas of very light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear, a few tiny dints on front panel.

Title: A ROYAL TRADITION: THE QUEEN AND HER FAMILY IN SCOTLAND.

Author Name: Martine, Roddy.

Categories: British History, Royalty,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Edinburgh, Mainstream: 1986

ISBN Number: 1851580182

ISBN Number 13: 9781851580187

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 25483

Keywords: Queen Elizabeth, II, British Royal family, Windsor, Mary, Victoria, Scots, Monarchy, Household, Scottish regalia, Pageantry, Blood, Family, Princess Anne, Bowes-Lyon, Prince Charles, Wales, Queen Mother, Innes, Gordon, King George V, VI, Philip, Balmoral, Scotland, ,