Margaret the Maid of Norway

Margaret 'the Maid of Norway,' born within a year previous to 9 April 1283: acknowledged heir to the Scottish throne by the magnates of Scotland in Parliament at Scone, 5 February 1283-4, succeeded her grandfather Alexander III.; was betrothed to Edward, Prince of England, 6 November 1289; left Norway for Scotland in the autumn of 1290, and died at Orkney about 26 September 1290. A 'False Margaret' who claimed to be the princess was burned at Nordness, Bergen, in 1301.


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