Saint Margaret of Scotland

statue of Queen Margaret, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; date and artist unknown; photographed on 29 December 2018 by Stephencdickson; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Margaret of Wessex



Granddaughter of King Edmund Ironside of England. Great-niece of Saint Stephen of Hungary. Born in Hungary while her family was in exile due to the Danish invasion of England, she still spent much of her youth in the British Isles. While fleeing the invading army of William the Conqueror in 1066, her family’s ship wrecked on the Scottish coast. They were assisted by King Malcolm III Canmore of Scotland, whom Margaret married in 1070. Queen of Scotland. They had eight children including Saint Maud, wife of Henry I, and Saint David of Scotland and Blessed Edmund of Scotland. Margaret founded abbeys and used her position to work for justice and improved conditions for the poor.






Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Margaret of Scotland“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2021. Web. 28 November 2021. <>