James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

Scottish nobleman, poet and soldier of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms
James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose (161221 May 1650) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier, who initially joined the Covenanters in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, but subsequently supported King Charles I as the English Civil War developed.

SourcedEdit

  • He either fears his fate too much,
    Or his deserts are small,
    That dares not put it to the touch
    To gain or lose it all.
    • My Dear and only Love. Compare: "That puts it not unto the touch/ To win or lose it all", Sir W. F. P. Napier, Montrose and the Covenanters, vol. ii. p. 566.
  • I ’ll make thee glorious by my pen,
    And famous by my sword.
    • My Dear and only Love. Compare: "I ’ll make thee famous by my pen, And glorious by my sword", Sir Walter Scott, Legend of Montrose, chap. xv.

External linksEdit