Thursday, 16 March 2017
England and Scotland -Two Queens
The increasing personal confrontation between two formidable women leaders, namely the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the First Minister of Scotland brings to mind the conflict between two other formidable women - Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.
Mary too wanted European powers to interfere in England's destiny and restore mainstream European Catholicism following Henry VIII's earlier Brexit. One hopes that this time the conflict will be more amicably resolved than that earlier one, but ultimately it did end up with the Mary's son and successor inheriting both kingdoms.