Margrete, Norwegian princess, also called "Girl from Norway," daughter of Eirik Magnusson and Margrete. The small Margrete should take over the Scottish throne as the next heir after her maternal grandfather (died 1286), and a marriage between her and the English Prince Edward (later Edward II) was agreed. On the journey Margrete was ill and died in Orkney 1290. Ten years later appeared a German woman up in Bergen and pretended to be Margrete. She was burned at Nordnes in 1301. Many thought she was wrongly convicted and worshiped her as a saint. The events gave rich nourishment to the popular imagination and forms the historical core of several Margreteviser.
|Queen of Scots
19 March 1285/6 - abt. 26 September 1290
THE FIRST INTERREGNUM
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