Sounds fascinating, Graciela. I imagine her at court as bringing 'civilisation' to the Scots warlords, while being continuously pregnant :-). At the moment I'm trying to research her 'possible' predecessor with Malcolm - Ingibjorg.
Please add any pertinent or interesting bits to her Profile, and if you enjoy the book - why not recommend it there too?
Oswult's son was named Waltheof in the 900's There was alot of treachery in the below link. Worth reading the family profiles.
That may be why Saint Margaret of Scotland got her name. To make amends for what the family background was.
I was hoping someone would take up the challenge, and have fun arguing that Margaret was a beacon of civilization. No? Oh well.
The commonly accepted view -- I don't know if it's true -- is that Margaret became a saint because she extended the influence of the Anglo-Saxon church (that is, the Roman church) into Celtic Scotland.
There is an old joke, sure to tick off all Scots, that the Lowland Scots were Backwoods English, and the HIghland Scots were Backwoods Irish. Anyone want to take up that debate instead?
Picture of Saint Margaret of Scotland
Ahh - I found Waltheof - he is Siward's son: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltheof,_Earl_of_Northumbria
I enjoyed reading about how Margaret shared love by feeding the hungry and tending to others needs. I am very active doing things like this too! My car is often full of food and clothing that I deliver, along with other helpers. A co-worker celebrates the Feast of St. Margaret (she uses the June 10 date). Linda even set her basement up with food donations one year in a lovely arrangement, had it blessed, and then shared the food with the hungry in our area. Oh,now I am more inspired by knowing what Margaret did. Hey, I enjoy all of the jokes mentioned above, too. ha ha!
Hi Justin, I do not agree with you that she was an evil, shamless woman. I think she was a product of an evil, shameless Roman church. Like we are products of our own evil, shameless time. It is our task not to fall for whatever propaganda from what ever filosofy, church or person, but to wake up. Oh man, I hear myself preachin' now. So don't listen to me.... Michaël