Person:Saint Margaret of Scotland (3)

Saint Margaret of Scotland
b.Abt 1050
m. Bet 1031 and 1044 (about)
  1. Christina _____Abt 1044 - Abt 1100
  2. Saint Margaret of ScotlandAbt 1050 - 1093
  3. Edgar the Ætheling _____Abt 1051 - Abt 1126
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[1] Saint Margaret of Scotland
Alt Name[1] Margaret of Wessex
Gender Female
Alt Birth[5][1] 1045 Mecseknádasd, Tolna, HungaryCastle Réka
Birth[7] Abt 1050
Marriage Bet 1067 and 1069 Dunfermline, Fife, Scotlandto Malcolm III "Canmore" of Scotland
Alt Marriage 1068 Atholl, Perthshire, Scotlandto Malcolm III "Canmore" of Scotland
Death[6][9][1] 16 Nov 1093 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Burial[7][1] Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Other? 1251 Vatican CityCanonization
Reference Number? Q230507?

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Saint Margaret of Scotland, also known as Margaret of Wessex, was an English princess and a Scottish queen. Margaret was sometimes called "The Pearl of Scotland".[1] Born in the Kingdom of Hungary to the expatriate English prince Edward the Exile, Margaret and her family returned to England in 1057. Following the death of king Harold II at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, her brother Edgar Ætheling was elected as King of England but never crowned. After she and her family fled north, Margaret married Malcolm III of Scotland by the end of 1070.

Margaret was a very pious Christian, and among many charitable works she established a ferry across the Firth of Forth in Scotland for pilgrims travelling to St Andrews in Fife, which gave the towns of South Queensferry and North Queensferry their names. Margaret was the mother of three kings of Scotland, or four, if Edmund of Scotland (who ruled with his uncle, Donald III) is counted, and of a queen consort of England. According to the (Life of St. Margaret, Queen (of the Scots)), attributed to Turgot of Durham, Margaret died at Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1093, merely days after receiving the news of her husband's death in battle.

In 1250, Pope Innocent IV canonised her, and her remains were reinterred in a shrine in Dunfermline Abbey in Fife, Scotland. Her relics were dispersed after the Scottish Reformation and subsequently lost. Mary, Queen of Scots, at one time owned her head, which was subsequently preserved by Jesuits in the Scots College, Douai, France, from where it was lost during the French Revolution.

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