Frances Wright, Woman's Advocate
Frances Wright was born in 1795 in Scotland but had an early interest in America.
After educating herself from a college library, she visited the United States when she was
23. During her travels, she wrote Views of Society and Manners in America. This travelogue
hails American life as progressive in contrast to the backwardness of the Old World.
Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman
Whistle-stopping in 1948, President Harry Truman often ended his campaign talk by
introducing his wife as "the Boss" and his daughter, Margaret, as "the
Boss's Boss," and they smiled and waved as the train picked up steam.
Flora was a heroine to Prince Charles Stewart but also to many highlanders.
The 1st wife (though never queen) of Robert II, is a shadowy figure of whom little
Mary Seton was the only one of the Maries not to marry. She remained in service to
the queen and shared her captivity in England for 15 years.
She was called Beaton because it rhymed with Seton. The Beatons of Fife were one of
the most powerful clans in Scotland in the 16th century.
Mary, Queen of Scots
There has always been a fascination about Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.
Her life has been romanticized in novels and in the movies. However, the story of Mary is
a great tragedy in history.
Margaret Tudor was the first daughter born to Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. She
was married to James IV of Scotland on 8 August, 1503 at Holyrood House.
Countess of Nithsdale, d. at Rome, May, 1749. She was the daughter of William,
first Marquis of Powis, who followed James II into exile. She is famous in history for the
heroic deliverance of her husband from the Tower on 23 Feb., 1716.
She is the youngest of six children (two brothers -- Robert and Alex and three
sisters -- Marilyn, Annessa, and Morag). Underwent formal vocal training before
launching her career in 1979 with EMI Records. Her eponymous 1981 debut album spawned
several U.K. Top 10 singles, while in the U.S. "Morning Train" reached No. 1,
lifting Sheena Easton into the Top 30.
Earl of Nithsdale's Daughter and
Wife The Fourth Earl, Charles, married the beautiful daughter of the Fourth Earl of
Nithsdale, Lady Mary Maxwell (see Caerlaverock Castle, and the new biography mentioned
below). She bore 17 children between 1695 an 1711. In the winter of 1715 her
sister-in-law, Lady Nithsdale, rode to London where she successfully organised Charles's
escape from the notorious Tower where he had been sentenced to death for his part in the
Mary Fairfax Greig Sommerville
Mary became one of the leading minds in mathematics and physical science. She
published several books demonstrating her exceptional grasp of the science.
Mary decided to pursue a career instead, and in 1903 moved to London where she
became Secretary of the Women's Trade Union League.
On 23rd December, 1909, the newspaper of the Women's Freedom League, The Vote,
wrote an account of how Cicely Hamilton and Bessie Hatton formed the Women Writers
Rachel & Margaret McMillan
Rachel and Margaret helped the workers during the London Dock Strike. The continued
to be involved in spreading the word of Christian Socialism to industrial workers.
Ethel Mary Steuart
Only daughter of John A. Stewart, a founder-member of The Stewart Society.
Josephine Tey is a pseudonym of Elizabeth Mackintosh, b. 1896, Inverness, Scotland;
d. 1952, London.
Greer Garson, born to an Ulster Scot family and a receiver of the Wallace award.
This great actress was born in London in 1932. She was the daughter of an Art
dealer that is of Scottish Descent that lived in Kansas City Missouri. Elizabeth's
mother was a Rosemond, also of American-Scots descent.
The Mark of the Scots has this famous painter listed as an American Scot.
She opened her first beauty salon in New York in 1907, forming the cornerstone of
an international empire of salons, beauty products, and chic image. Elizabeth was a
Dame Joan Sutherland
She was born in Sydney, Australia on 7 November 1926; of Australian Scots
ancestry. Her mother taught her until she was nineteen, when she trained formally in
Sydney with John and Aida Dickens. She sang in concerts, oratorios and broadcasts
Marie L. McLaughlin
In publishing these "Myths of the Sioux," I deem it proper to state that
I am of one-fourth Sioux blood. My maternal grandfather, Captain Duncan Graham, a
Scotchman by birth, who had seen service in the British Army, was one of a party of Scotch
Highlanders who in 1811 arrived in the British Northwest by way of York Factory, Hudson
Bay, to found what was known as the Selkirk Colony
Lady Nairne was an astute collector of song and wrote some of Scotland's best-known
songs, yet today there are few people that are familiar with her work. It doesn't help
that some of her songs and prose have have been attributed to Robert Burns, James Hogg or
St. Margaret of Scotland
Margaret at last consented to be wed, and when the first primroses were beginning
to star the woods, and spring hastened to breathe a softer welcome to the English bride,
the royal marriage took place at Dunfermline in the happy Eastertide.
Lady MacBeth was Upholding Her
Rights Kenneth MacAlpin, King of the Scots and Pics united the
two races. According to MacAlpin's law of Tanistry, the Kings of Scotland were to marry
the Pictish princesses whom held the lands of Scotland. The First Born daughter princess
was intended to inherit her father's estate. This was not the case in Lady MacBeth's case.
Martha Graham and Modern American
Dance The 1930's are very often seen as the `historical period' of Modern American Dance.
In these years modern theatre dance came to be accepted as an art form. There are a few
pioneers in modern dance at the beginning of the century. Of them, dancer and
choreographer Martha Graham had the most lasting influence.
Juliette Gordon Low
Juliette Gordon Low, second generation Scot, founder of Girl Scouts in the United
Marjory Bruce, Princess of Scotland, was the only child of the 1st marriage of
Robert I, The Bruce. She was born probably in December 1296, the same eventful month that
Edward I of England, the self-styled 'Hammer of the Scots', invaded Scotland and laid
siege to Berwick.
The 2nd wife and only queen of Robert II, was the daughter of Hugh de Ross, 4th
Earl of Ross. She was probably born between about 1325 and 1330, but this is very
This Mary's ancestry was not only noble but royal as well. James IV was her
grandfather, as well as Mary Stuart's grandfather.
She was very robust and athletic and the others called her Lust. Her father was one
of Mary Stuart's guardians and sailed wither her to France.
Mary of Guise
151560, queen consort of James V of Scotland and regent for her daughter,
Mary Queen of Scots.
Dr Winifred Rushforth OBE
In 1978 Winifred, now 93, was instrumental in setting up the Wellspring as a
successor to the Davidson Clinic.
Helen Fraser was born into a Scottish aristocratic family in 1879. Educated at
Cheltenham Ladies College her parents were shocked when she asked to study science at
Lee was appointed arts minister and was responsible for what Harold Wilson later
called the greatest achievement of his Labour Government, the setting up of the Open
Quaker Women | “Ahead of Their
A Talk in Celebration of International Women’s Day
In the mid-nineteenth century, The Edinburgh Ladies' Emancipation Society
were one of the leading groups in Scotland who protested to abolish the
slave trade. In this four-part series, writer, comedian and broadcaster
Susan Morrison shines a light on several Scottish women from the 1700s to
1900s who, against all odds, achieved great things for the many. This online
lecture was produced in collaboration with the Scottish History Society in
celebration of International Women’s Day 2021. Find out more:
In 1908 she became the first woman to plead before the House of Lords when she
advocated that women graduates should be given the vote.
Countess Isabella of Mar
Isabella was born to the tenth Earl of Mar, Lord Donald MacGylocher and Helen of
Wales. Isabella was a wealthy young woman at the time of her marriage to Robert
Bruce the Earl of Carrick. Her lands were most of the northeastern section of
The haunting story of the Scottish-Hawaiian Princess Victoria Kaiulani; the fragile
beauty who, as heir-apparent was groomed all her life to be the future Queen of Hawaii.
Born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles General Hospital, her
mother, Gladys, listed the fathers address as unknown. Marilyn would never know the true
identity of her father. Duncan Bruce that states that her Mother's side was Monroe from
Scotland and related to President Monroe.
Sharon Christa McAuliffe
1948. McAuliffe is from Ulster Scot descent.
Her goal as the first
teacher in space was to "humanize the Space Age by giving a perspective from a
Katharine Hepburn was born in 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut. Her father was a
doctor and the family was very well off financially. Dr. Hepburn was a direct
descendent of James Hepburn 4th Earl of Boswell.
Anna Howard Shaw
My father's ancestors were the Shaws of Rothiemurchus, in Scotland, and the ruins
of their castle may still be seen on the island of Loch-an-Eilan, in the northern
By the time of her death, Margaret Oliphant had produced over 100 novels,
almost 30 works of non-fiction and other articles for Blackwood's Magazine.
"Mittie" Bulloch Roosevelt The entire household had worked
for days to prepare for the Thursday evening in 1853 when Mittie Bulloch,
the youngest daughter in the family, married Theodore Roosevelt of New
Aberdeen This is a link to an archive of "The Canadian journal of Lady
Aberdeen, 1893-1898". Aberdeen
and Temair, Ishbel Gordon, Marchioness of, 1857-1939.
Garland From the moment she stepped on to the stage, at the Edinburgh Empire the
diminutive singer was eager to please and was quick to tell the audience
she felt at home in Scotland and that her Grandfather's people were
called Milne originally from Aberdeen.
Helen Walker A brave person who got a pardon from the King for her sister.
Song Writers Here we list some of Scotland's most significant female song writers. Lady Grizel Baillie, Miss Alison Rutherford, Miss Jean Elliot, Lady
Anne Lindsay and Caroline, Baroness Nairne.
Diarist, was a daughter of Sir James Steuart of Coltness, bart., and
sometime solicitor-general for Scotland.
A keen observer of men and
things, and her remarks are shrewd and pointed, while her writings have
additional value as preserving the Scottish words and idioms prevalent
in her time in educated society.
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