Margaret of England
|Margaret of England|
|Tenure||26 December 1251 – 26 February 1275|
|Spouse||Alexander III of Scotland
m. 1251; dec. 1275
|Margaret, Queen of Norway
Alexander, Prince of Scotland
|House||House of Plantagenet (by birth)
House of Dunkeld (by marriage)
|Father||Henry III of England|
|Mother||Eleanor of Provence|
|Born||29 September 1240|
|Died||26 February 1275
|Burial||Dunfermline Abbey, Fife|
Margaret was the second child of King Henry III of England and his wife, Eleanor of Provence, and was born at Windsor Castle. Margaret’s first appearance in historical record comes when she was three years old.
- Margaret (28 February 1261–9 April 1283), who married Eirik II of Norway
- Alexander, Prince of Scotland (21 January 1264 Jedburgh – 28 January 1284 Lindores Abbey)
- David of Scotland (20 March 1272 – June 1281 Stirling Castle); buried in Dunfermline Abbey
It was said that Margaret was responsible for the death of a young courtier, who reputedly had killed her uncle Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester. While walking along the River Tay, she became annoyed with the young man. She jokingly pushed him into the river, but he was swept to his death by a powerful current before anyone could help.
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- Ashley, Mike (1999). The mammoth book of British kings and queens. London: Robinson Publishers. p. 408. ISBN 1-84119-096-9.
- Anne Echols, Marty Williams: An annotated index of medieval women
- Early Sources of Scottish History
- Lanercost Chronicle
- Ashley, Mike (2002). British Kings & Queens. Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-1104-3. pgs 485 & 492
- Tibballs, Geoff (2005). Royalty's Strangest Characters: Extraordinary But True Tales from 2,000 Years of Mad Monarchs and Raving Rulers. Chrysalis Books.
Margaret of EnglandBorn: 29 September 1240 Died: 26 February 1275
Title last held byMarie de Coucy
|Queen consort of Scotland
Title next held byYolande de Dreux