Margaret of Scotland

Introduction

Margaret (1046-93) was daughter of Edward the Atheling of England (d. 1057). She was educated mainly in Hungary, where her family was exiled. In 1069 she married Malcolm III of Scotland, and became one of the chief agents of reform in the Scottish church. She was buried with her husband at Dunfermline, and her body translated on 19 June 1250. Her biography was written by Turgot (d. 1115), prior of Durham and bishop of St Andrews. At the Reformation the bodies of Margaret and Malcolm were moved to Madrid, while her head went to the Jesuits at Douai (NE France). She was named patron of Scotland in 1673 (ODS, 346-70).

Gender

Female

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Margaret (ns) (certain)

Related Personal Names

Name

Margaret (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

June 19

Notes

Translation.

Day of Year

Nov 16