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Margaret (Plantagenet) of England, Queen Consort of Scotland

Daughter of Eleanor of Provence and Henry III, King of England

Margaret was married on 26 December 1251, at York Minster, to King Alexander III of Scotland, with whom she had three children.


  • Margaret, Princess of Scotland (1260/61–1283), who married Eirik II of Norway
  • Alexander, Prince of Scotland (21 January 1263 Jedburgh – 28 January 1283 Lindores Abbey); buried in Dunfermline Abbey
  • David of Scotland (20 March 1272 – June 1281 Stirling Castle); buried in Dunfermline Abbey

Margaret was unhappy in her married life as Queen Consort of Scotland. Her feeling of mistreatment caused political tension between England and Scotland (Echols & Williams, p. 305).



  • Echols, Anne and Marty Williams (1992). An annotated index of medieval women. Princeton, NJ: Markus Weiner Publishing.
  • 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 England

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Queen consort of Scots

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 Windsor Castle

Died 26 February 1275 (aged 34) Cupar Castle

Burial Dunfermline Abbey, Fife

Margaret of England (29 September 1240 – 26 February 1275) was Queen of Scots as the wife of King Alexander III.


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.

She was married on 26 December 1251, when she was eleven years old, at York Minster, to King Alexander III of Scotland, who was ten years of age. The couple had three children:[1]

Margaret (28 February 1261 – 9 April 1283), who married King Eric II of Norway. Alexander (21 January 1264 Jedburgh – 28 January 1284 Lindores Abbey). David (20 March 1272 – June 1281 Stirling Castle); buried in Dunfermline Abbey. Margaret is said to have been unhappy in Scotland, and created some tensions between England and Scotland by writing to her family in England that she was poorly treated in Scotland.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Margaret died on 26 February 1275 at Cupar Castle, and was buried at Dunfermline Abbey, Fife.

Margaret of England House of Plantagenet

Born: 29 September 1240 Died: 26 February 1275

Royal titles Vacant Title last held by Marie de Coucy Queen consort of Scotland 1251–1275 Vacant Title next held by Yolande de Dreux

Scottish royal consorts

Ingibiorg Finnsdottir (1058–1069) Margaret of Wessex (1070–1093) Ethelreda of Northumbria (1093–1094) Sybilla of Normandy (1107–1122) Maud of Northumbria (1124–1130) Ermengarde de Beaumont (1186–1214) Joan of England (1221–1238) Marie de Coucy (1239–1249) Margaret of England (1251–1275) Yolande de Dreux (1285–1286) Elizabeth de Burgh (1306–1327) Joan of The Tower (1329–1362) Margaret Drummond (1364–1369) Euphemia de Ross (1371–1386) Anabella Drummond (1390–1401) Joan Beaufort (1424–1437) Mary of Guelders (1449–1460) Margaret of Denmark (1469–1486) Margaret Tudor (1503–1513) Madeleine of Valois (1537) Mary of Guise (1538–1542) Francis II of France (1558–1560) Henry, Duke of Albany (1565–1567) James, Earl of Bothwell (1567) Anne of Denmark (1589–1619) Henrietta Maria of France (1625–1649) Catherine of Braganza (1662–1685) Mary of Modena (1685–1688) George, Duke of Cumberland (1702–1707)

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Margaret Margaret of England (Plantagenet) of England, Queen consort of Scots's Timeline

September 29, 1240
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
December 26, 1251
Age 11
December 26, 1251
Age 11
York, Yorkshire, England
January 22, 1260
Age 19
Saint Denis
February 28, 1261
Age 20
Windsor Castle, England
January 21, 1264
Age 23
Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
March 20, 1273
Age 32
Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
February 26, 1275
Age 34
Cupar Castle, Cupar, Fifeshire, Scotland
March 1275
Age 34
Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
December 19, 1931
Age 34