Margaret

Margaret

Original Name Margrete Margareta of Denmark, Norway and Sweden
Birth
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death 14 Jul 1486 (aged 30)
Stirling, Stirling, Scotland
Burial Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Scotland
Memorial ID 8385157 · View Source
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Queen of Scotland. Originally Princess of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Consort of King James III and only daughter of Christian I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. She married James in July 1469. The couple had three sons. She was given the largest jointure Scottish law allowed in her marriage settlement, interested in clothes and jewelry, known for always being dressed in the latest fashion. She may have taught her son James to speak Danish. Popular in Scotland and described as beautiful, gentle, and sensible, she was called by later historians far better qualified to rule than her spouse. The relationship between Queen Margaret and King James III was not described as a happy one. Reportedly, Margaret was not very fond of James, though she respected his position as monarch. In 1476 James wished to give the title Earl of Ross to his second son, but John MacDonald was allowed to remain as Lord of Parliament upon Margaret's request. During the crisis of 1482, when James III was deprived of power by his brother for several months, Margaret was said to have shown more interest in the welfare of her children than her spouse, which led to a permanent estrangement, though she did work for the reinstatement of her spouse in his powers. After the crisis, the couple lived apart, James III in Edinburgh, Queen Margaret in Stirling with their children. Margaret died at Stirling Castle, her son claiming she was poisoned by Lord Bothwell, leader of a political faction. James III did mourn her death and sent a supplication to the Pope were he applied for her to be declared a saint.

Bio by: Kristen Conrad


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In this place next to the High Altar of the Abbey of Cambuskenneth were deposited the remains of
JAMES, THE THIRD KING OF SCOTS
who died the 11 June 1488
And of his Queen
THE PRINCESS MARGARET OF DENMARK.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 13 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8385157
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret (23 Jun 1456–14 Jul 1486), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8385157, citing Cambuskenneth Abbey, Cambuskenneth, Stirling, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .