Person:Eadgyth of Scotland (1)

Princess Eadgyth of Scotland
b.Est 1079 Scotland
m. Bet 1067 and 1069
  1. Eadweard _____Abt 1068 - 1093
  2. Edmund of ScotlandAbt 1070 - Aft 1097
  3. Ethelred of ScotlandAbt 1072 - 1093
  4. Edgar of Scotland1074 - 1106/07
  5. Margaret Stewart1077 -
  6. Alexander I _____, of ScotlandAbt 1078 - 1124
  7. Princess Eadgyth of ScotlandEst 1079 - 1118
  8. Dauíd mac Maíl CholuimAbt 1080 & 1085 - 1153
  9. Mary of Scotland1082 - 1116
Facts and Events
Name[8] Princess Eadgyth of Scotland
Alt Name[4][10] Edith of Scotland
Married Name[9] Queen Matilda _____
Gender Female
Birth[8] Est 1079 Scotland
Marriage 11 Nov 1100 Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandWestminster Abbey,
to Henry I "Beauclerc" _____, King of England
Death[6][8] 1 May 1118 Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandWestminster Palace,
Burial[8] Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandWestminster Abbey
Reference Number? Q232761?

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Matilda of Scotland (originally christened Edith, 1080 – 1 May 1118), also known as Good Queen Maud or Matilda of Blessed Memory, was Queen of England and Duchess of Normandy as the first wife of King Henry I. She acted as regent of England on several occasions during Henry's absences: in 1104, 1107, 1108, and 1111.

Daughter of King Malcolm III of Scotland and Margaret of Wessex, Matilda was educated at a convent in southern England, where her aunt Christina was abbess, and forced her to wear a veil. In 1093, Matilda was engaged to an English nobleman until her father and her brother Edward were killed in the Battle of Alnwick (1093). Her uncle Donald III seized the throne of Scotland, triggering a messy succession conflict. England opposed King Donald and supported first her half-brother Duncan II as king of Scotland, and after his death, her brother Edgar, who assumed the throne in 1097.

Henry I succeeded his brother William Rufus as king of England in 1100 and quickly proposed marriage to Matilda due to her descent from the Anglo-Saxon House of Wessex. After proving she had not taken religious vows, Matilda and Henry were married. As Queen of England, Matilda embarked on several building projects for transportation and health, took a role in government as mediator to the Church, and led a literary court. She acted as regent when her husband was away, with many surviving charters signed by her. Matilda and Henry had two children: Empress Matilda and William Adelin. Queen Matilda was buried in Westminster Abbey and was fondly remembered by her subjects. There was an attempt to have her canonised, which was not pursued.

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  10. Latinization of Eadgyth