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Monday, November 16, 2009

Saint Margaret / Queen Margaret of Scotland

On this date in our family history . . . the 16th day of November . . . in the year 1093 . . . Queen Margaret of Scotland dies at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. Later venerated as Saint Margaret, this 11th century granddaughter of King Edmund Ironside is currently believed to be a 25th great-grandma of our Josephine (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. 

Margaret's death came shortly after she received the news that her husband, King Malcolm III of Scotland, and their 1st-born son, Edward of Scotland, had been killed while trying to capture Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England. 

Sharpe's London Magazine 
A Journal of Entertainment 
& Instruction for general reading 
May 1846 to October 1846

The following clip is only a small part of the info about Saint Margaret that is available in The Book of Days, edited by Robert Chambers, and viewable at Google Books. 

1 comment:

Heather Rojo said...

I'm also a descendant of St. Margaret, and I never knew that her saint's day was husband's birthday. Very cool!

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