Margaret [Margaret of Denmark]
- Norman Macdougall
Margaret [Margaret of Denmark] (1456/7?–1486), queen of Scots, consort of James III, was the only daughter of Christian I of Denmark–Norway (1448–1481) and Dorothea of Brandenburg. That Maundy alms were given to seventeen people at Easter 1474 probably indicates that Margaret was then aged seventeen and was born in 1456 or 1457. Almost from birth she played a key role in Scoto-Danish diplomatic schemes, which continued intermittently from late 1458 until the treaty of Copenhagen of 8 September 1468. Under this treaty between ...