Queen Anne of Denmark

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Queen to King James I of Great Britain. The daughter of Frederick II, King of Denmark, in 1589married James VI of Scotland (James I of England). Her parents were Lutherans, but through companionship with a niece of Emperor Charles V she acquired a knowledge of and an affection for Catholicism. She was advised by the Scottish Catholic nobles to seek spiritual advice from Father Robert Abercromby, a Jesuit, who received her into the Church, c.1600. She proved the firmness of her faith at the coronation in 1603 by refusing to receive the Protestant sacrament, declaring she preferred to forfeit her crown rather than take part in a sacrilegious profanation.

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