Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland. Margaret of Denmark (23 June 1456 – 14 July 1486), also referred to as Margaret of Norway, was Queen of Scotland from 1469 to 1486 as the wife of King James III.
She was the daughter of Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and Dorothea of Brandenburg. Life William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness, was at that time the Norse Earl of Orkney. In 1472 he was made to exchange his Orkney fief to Castle Ravenscraig, so the Scottish throne took the earl's rights in the islands too. This marriage produced three children: Margaret became a popular queen in Scotland and was described as beautiful, gentle, and sensible. Many later historians called her far better qualified to rule than her husband. She died at Stirling Castle on 14 July 1486, and is buried in Cambuskenneth Abbey. Gallery King James III and Queen Margaret on the 1562 Froman ArmorialStained Glass Window, Great Hall, Stirling Castle.
Ancestry References Attribution External links thepeerage.com. Margaret of Denmark Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland. Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland. Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland The marriage of Margaret of Denmark and King James III of Scotland may not have been very happy. But the union had a significant impact on the territorial gains of Scotland. Margaret of Denmark Oxford Reference. House Empire - Queen Consort of Scotland Margaret of Denmark. Titles: Queen Consort of Scotland Princess of Denmark Notes: Margaret of Denmark (June 23, 1456 - before July 14, 1486) was the daughter of King Christian I of Denmark (1448-1481), Norway (1450-1481), and Sweden (1457-1464), and his wife Dorothea of Brandenburg.
In July, 1469, at Holyrood Abbey, she married James III, King of Scots (1460-88). This marriage produced three sons : James IV (March 17, 1473 - September 9, 1513) James Stewart, Duke of Ross (March 1476 - January 1504), and John Stewart, Earl of Mar (December 1479 - 1503). Her father, King Christian I of Denmark and also of Norway, agreed on a remarkable dowry to her. He however was strained in cash, so the islands of Orkney and Shetland, Norwegian crown possessions, were pledged as security until the dowry will be paid. She died at Stirling Castle and is buried in Cambuskenneth Abbey. Margaret af Danmark og Norge von Oldenburg, Queen consort of Scotland (1456 - 1486.
The Wardrobe of Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland. Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland from the Trinity Altarpiece painted by Hugo van der Goes.
King James III of Scotland was very good at collecting revenues. He was also very good at holding on to his revenues. However there was one item in the royal budget he didn’t skimp on and that was his wife’s wardrobe. Margaret of Denmark dressed at the height of fashion in mid-15th century Scotland. King James’ mother, Mary of Guelders began a project of building the Church of the Holy Trinity in Edinburgh. Altarpiece from the Church of the Holy Trinity in Edinburgh, Scotland Margaret’s jointure, settled on her with her marriage to the King, was the highest allowed under the law of Scotland.
The fashion of the time was for women to wear long dresses called kirtles underneath gowns. Each gown required three to five ells of fabric. We know less about her kirtles but these would have required six or seven ells of material. Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scots (1456-86) after a painting by Hugo van der Goes (c.1440-82) completed c.1482 (colour litho) by Shaw, Henry (1800-73) - Bridgeman art images & historical footage for licensing. Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland. Margaret of Denmark and King James III of Scotland did not have a happy marriage.
But her dowry brought valuable lands to Scotland and increased it's bounderies. Click on the link below to read her story: Margaret-of-denmark-queen-of-scotland. James III.