History - OnThisDay - June 23rd. 1456 - Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland

June 23rd. 1456 marks the birth of Margaret of Denmark, sometimes referred as
Margaret of Norway. This took place in Copenhagen.


Her parents were King Christian I of Denmark (also from Sweden and Norway)
and Dorothea of Brandenburg. Margaret of Denmark had two brothers John and

Love and Marriage

In 1460, Margaret was betrothed to James of Scotland. This marriage was an
arrangement on the advice of the King Charles VII of France.

In July 1469, at the age of 13!, Margaret married James III, King of Scotland
in Holyrood Abbey.

This Royal Couple would have 3 children:
King James IV,
James Stuart, Duke of Ross and
John Stewart, Duke of Mar.


Margaret became very popular in Scotland. The Queen was described as
gentle, beautiful and sensible.


Margaret died on July 14th. 1486 at Stirling Castle. There are some rumors
around her death that John Ramsay, 1st. Lord Bothwell, gave poison to her
but this was never proved.

Margaret was buried at Cambuskenneth Abbey, near Stirling in Scotland.

Source pictures: Wikipedia

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