Margaret (Maid of Norway)

 Born  1283   Born At  
 Died  1290   Buried At  
 Father  Eric (King of Norway)   Mother  Margaret (daughter of Alexander III)
Alexander III died leaving no male heir. Margaret was Alexander's granddaughter and next in line for the Scottish throne. Her mother was Alexander's only daughter and her father was Erik II, the king of Norway. Born in 1283, Margaret was only three years old when her grandfather died. She is commonly known as the Maid of Norway. Edward I declared that she should be the next ruler of the Scots and that she should marry his son, the future Edward II. Margaret took a ship from Norway in 1290 to Scotland but suffered an illness during the voyage and died. Her death was followed by the first Interregnum, during which period a court controlled by Edward I decided who the next king of the Scots should be.

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Father: Eric (King of Norway)
Mother: Margaret (daughter of Alexander III)
Margaret (Maid of Norway) (b.1283 - d.1290)

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Father: Eric (King of Norway)
Mother: Margaret (daughter of Alexander III)

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YearMonthAgeEvent
1283 Apr  Birth of Margaret, Maid of Norway
 The birth of a daughter called Margaret to Eric, the young Norwegian King, and Margaret, the daughter of Alexander III. Margaret, the child's mother, died during childbirth. 
1286 Mar 19  3yrsAlexander III of Scotland dies
 Alexander III of Scotland died leaving no male heir. Margaret 'Maid of Norway' was next in line for the Scottish throne because her mother was the only child of Alexander that had children.

Episode: Edward I and Scotland  
1290 Jul 18  7yrsTreaty of Brigham
 The agreement of the marriage between Margaret Maid of Norway to the first Prince of Wales Prince Edward (II). Margaret was the granddaughter of Alexander III the king of Scotland and was the successor to the Scottish crown. Margaret died on the journey. This led to disputed succession in Scotland.[1]

Episode: Edward I and Scotland  
 Sep  Margaret, 'Maid of Norway' dies on voyage
 Margaret, the 'Maid of Norway', granddaughter of Alexander III and next in line for the Scottish crown was travelling to Scotland when she died on Orkney during the voyage.

Episode: Edward I and Scotland  

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