Margaret Maid of Norway

Margaret Maid of Norway

Tonsberg, Tønsberg kommune, Vestfold fylke, Norway
Death 26 Sep 1290 (aged 7)
Orkney Islands, Scotland
Burial Bergen, Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylke, Norway
Memorial ID 9296935 · View Source
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Queen of Scotland. Daughter of King Eric II of Norway and Margaret, daughter of Alexander III of Scotland. In 1284 the Scottish nobles recognized the infant Norwegian princess as heiress presumptive to the Scottish throne. Upon Alexander's death, she became queen under a regency at the age of 3. England's Edward I arranged for her marriage to his eldest son Edward, which the Scots agreed to under the Treaty of Birgham, with the stipulation that Scotland remain independent. However the young queen died during the voyage from Norway, at Kirkwall in the Orkneys. She was 7 years old. Her death marked the end of the Canmore dynasty, and the resulting dispute over the succession threw Scotland into years of turmoil.

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