NameKing Malcolm CANMORE OF SCOTLAND III283,157,292
Birthca 1031292,283
Death1093, Alnwick Castle292,283
BurialEscorial, Madrid Spain283
Marriage1068, Dunfermline Abbey, Fife Scotland283
SpouseSt Margaret “Atheling” OF ENGLAND292,283,157,282
MotherAgatha OF GERMANY (1018-1024)
DeathNov 1093283
Deathca 1100, Montacute Abbey, Somerset England292,283
Deathbef 1098283
Birthca 1074292
Death1107, Edinburgh Scotland292,283
Death1124, Stirling Castle, Scotland292,283
Birth1079, Dunfermline292,283
Death1 May 1118, Westminster Palace, London England283
Death24 May 1153, Carlisle, Cumbria England292,286
Notes for King Malcolm CANMORE OF SCOTLAND III
Malcolm III, King of Scotland 1058-1093292 Margaret was his second wife.462

Known to his contemporaries as Malcolm Ceann Mor, or Canmore, meaning “Big Head.” It is to be taken either literally or in reference to his leadership abilities, though his unremarkable government makes the first interpretation more likely.292

Ambushed and slain along with his son Edward by the English knight Moral.292

Slew Macbeth 1057. King of Strathclyde.283
Notes for St Margaret “Atheling” OF ENGLAND
St Margaret, Princess of England282

Sister to Edgar the Atheling, the man who had a greater claim to the English throne than William the Conqueror or Harold Godwinson. When Edgar and his mother and sisters left England to head for Hungary, they were shipwrecked on the Scottish coast. There the new Scottish king Malcolm Canmore (who had just deposed Macbeth) fell in love with Margaret.284

A “fine and virtuous lady,” whose chapel she founded can still be seen at Edinburgh castle. It isperhaps because of her influence that English, rather than Scottish, names were chosen for her and Malcolm’s four sons. 292
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