James Graham [Marquis of Montrose] (25 October 1612 – 21 May 1650 / Scotland)
James Graham inherited the earldom of Montrose from his father in 1626. He was educated at St. Andrews University where he became inspired by classical tales of military glory in writers such as Caesar, Xenophon and Lucan. In November 1629, he married Magdalene Carnegie, daughter of Lord Carnegie of Kinnaird. After the birth of his first two sons, Montrose went to France and Italy to complete his education, which included a period at the French military academy at Angers.
He returned to Scotland in 1637 and became active in the revolt against the imposition of Archbishop Laud's prayer book on the Scottish Kirk. Montrose signed the National Covenant in 1638, and sat in the Glasgow ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
- I'll never love Thee more
- Let them bestow on every airth a limb,
- Lines Written on Hearing of the Death of...
- Lines Written on the Eve of His Executio...
- My Dear and Only Love
- On Himself, upon Hearing What was his Se...
Comments about James Graham
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
celebrated on May 21st every year
Your Favorite Poets’ Favorite Books of Poetry
Daily Rituals of Famous Authors
Writers seem to be the most prone to unshakeable routines and elaborate superstitions.
Incredible Reading Rooms Around the World
Cozy, beautiful places to curl up with a good book...