Margaret of Scotland (Nic Rìgh Alasdair), Queen of Norway (1261 - 1283) MP

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Nicknames: "Margrete Alexandersdatter", "Margrete Alexandersdotter"
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, England
Death: Died in Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
Occupation: Dronning av Norge, princess of Scotland, född som prinsessa, Queen of Norway/Princess of Scotland
Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
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About Margaret of Scotland (Nic Rìgh Alasdair), Queen of Norway

Margaret of Scotland (28 February 1261–9 April 1283) (Old Norse:Margrét Alexandersdóttir; modern Norwegian: Margrete Alexandersdotter Scottish Gaelic: Maighread Nic Rìgh Alasdair) was queen of Norway, married to King Eirik II of Norway.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_of_Scotland_%28Queen_of_Norway%29

Biography

She was born at Windsor Castle, the daughter of King Alexander III of Scotland and his first wife, Margaret of England. She married Eirik in Bergen in 1281.

She died in Tønsberg, presumably during or shortly after giving birth to Margaret, who became (arguably) queen regnant of the Kingdom of Scotland in 1286. The date of her death is given as 9 April 1283 in the Gesta Annalia, but the Chronicle of Lanercost states her death as 27/28 February 1283. She was buried in the old cathedral of Bergen. This cathedral was demolished in 1531, the site, in present day Bergenhus Fortress, is marked by a memorial.

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Margaret of Scotland (Queen of Norway)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Margaret of Scotland (28 February 1261–9 April 1283) (Old Norse:Margrét Alexandersdóttir; modern Norwegian: Margrete Alexandersdotter) was queen of Norway, married to King Eirik II of Norway.

She was born at Windsor Castle, the daughter of King Alexander III of Scotland and his first wife, Margaret of England. She married Eirik in Bergen in 1281.

She died in Tønsberg, presumably during or shortly after giving birth to Margaret, who became (arguably) queen regnant of the Kingdom of Scotland in 1286. The date of her death is given as 9 April 1283 in the Gesta Annalia, but the Chronicle of Lanercost states her death as 27/28 February 1283. She was buried in the old cathedral of Bergen. This cathedral was demolished in 1531, the site, in present day Bergenhus Fortress, is marked by a memorial.

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Buried ~ The old cathedral was demolished in 1531. The site, in present day Bergenhus Fortress, is marked by a memorial.

Sources:

The book, 'Windsor Castle', by Edward Thomas

The book, 'The Oxford History of the British Monarchy'

The book, 'Scotland, A Concise History'

The book, 'Scotland's Story'

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Margaret of Scotland, Queen of Norway's Timeline

1261
February 28, 1261
Windsor Castle, England
1281
August 31, 1281
Age 20
Bergen,Bergen,Norway
1282
1282
Age 20
Bergen, Bergen, Norway
1283
April 9, 1283
Age 22
Norway
April 9, 1283
Age 22
Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
April, 1283
Age 22
Kristkirken, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
1935
May 6, 1935
Age 22
May 6, 1935
Age 22
June 28, 1935
Age 22
June 28, 1935
Age 22