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Queen. Moves across unobstructed orthogonal or diagonal line.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Sat, Mar 30, 2013 12:47 AM UTC:

Here is a screen shot from the new Spanish historical series Isabel:

It is notable for two, maybe three, reasons. (1) It shows an Isle of Lewis Chess set, though I don't know how historically accurate it is for a Spanish princess to be playing with a Scottish Chess set. (2) She is complaining about the Queen being able to move only one space at a time. (3) She was the inspiration for the modern Chess Queen, at least according to the article, Queen Isabella and the Invention of Modern Chess, which I found when I Googled my hunch that I remembered this accurately.