Saint Margaret of Scotland

Definition

Saint Margaret of Scotland (c. 1046-1093 CE) was, as the second wife of Malcolm III (r. 1058-1093 CE), the queen of Scotland from 1070 CE until her death in November 1093 CE. A princess of the royal house of Wessex, she brought Anglo-Saxon cultural practices to Scotland and promoted Roman Catholicism in her adopted kingdom. Three of Margaret's sons ruled as kings of Scotland while her daughter became queen of England as the wife of Henry I of England (r. 1100-1135 CE). Margaret was made a saint in 1250 CE for her services to the Catholic Church and the poor in Scotland.

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  • c. 1046
    Saint Margaret of Scotland is born in Réka Castle, Hungary.
  • 1057
    Edgar Ætheling and his sisters Margaret and Cristina return from exile in Hungary to England.
  • 1058 - 1093
    Reign of Malcolm III of Scotland.
  • 25 Dec 1066
    William the Conqueror is crowned William I, king of England, in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1068
    Edgar Ætheling and his sisters Margaret and Cristina flee to Scotland.
  • 1070
    Malcolm III of Scotland marries his second wife, Margaret, sister of Edgar Ætheling.
  • 1087 - 1100
    Reign of William II of England.
  • 16 Nov 1093
    Queen Margaret (Saint Margaret of Scotland) dies in Edinburgh Castle.
  • 1250
    Queen Margaret of Scotland is made a saint.
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