Margaret

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Margaret is a female forename, derived from the Greek μαργαρίτης ('margarites'), 'a pearl'.

  • There have been several Queen Margarets in the British Isles - all Queen consorts, none reigning.
  • A Margaret who never reigned, having died, at the age of three on the way to her coronation, but who was nevertheless important in history was Margaret the Fair Maid of Norway (1283-1290).
  • Several Saint Margarets are recorded, including one who was also a queen - Margaret of Scotland (d. 1093).