Anne of Denmark (1574 -1619)
Anne of Denmark was the second daughter of Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway, and his queen, Sophia of Mecklenberg. Despite the disapproval of Queen Elizabeth of England, she married James VI of Scotland by proxy at Copenhagen in August 1589, and sailed to join her husband in Scotland but was storm bound and had to return to Denmark. James became impatient and finally sailed from Leith and the couple were married again at the Old Bishop’s Palace in Oslo. James had intended to return to Scotland immediately, but because of bad weather accepted his father in law's invitation to spend the winter in Denmark. Anne was fond of finery and always in debt, though her allowance was liberal. After James succeeded to the throne of England in 1603, she was able to indulge her taste for court masques and dancing. At one time thought to have leanings toward the Church of Rome, she opposed the marriage of her daughter Elizabeth to the Elector Palatine of the Rhine.