If you have not heard of Helen Gloag, a Scottish woman who became Empress of Morocco, you are not alone. Her story recently surfaced in an article for I News. She was born on 29 January 1750 in Perthshire, Scotland, to Andrew Gloag, a blacksmith, and Anna Kay. Helen, a traditional Scottish redhead, was the eldest of Andrew and Anna’s four children. Tragically, Anna lost her mother when she was a child, and her father remarried.