Tag Archives: Saint Margaret

Matilda of Boulogne, Queen of England

In another post we told the story of the Empress Maud, daughter of King Henry I of England who married the German Emperor and fought for her inheritance of the English throne against her cousin King Stephen. King Stephen’s wife … Continue reading

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Matilda of Scotland, Queen of England

We would like to turn our attention to the daughter of Saint Margaret and King Malcolm of Scotland. Edith was born in 1080 at Dunfermline. Yes, her parents named her Edith, possibly in honor of Edith of Wessex, Queen of … Continue reading

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Edith of Wessex, Queen of England

Epigrammatica Historica, number 4 The nobility of your forbears magnified you, O Edith, And you, a king’s bride, magnify your forbears. Much beauty and much wisdom were yours And also probity together with sobriety. You teach the stars, measuring, arithmetic, … Continue reading

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Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

Quaint legends to our hearts endear Our sainted Scottish Queen: Alone, unseen, oft strayed she here In thoughtful mood, serene; Thus oft from yonder ancient towers She sought from pomp to dwell, And pondered o’er life’s fleeting hours Beside her … Continue reading

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