Daniel and Lalou Holdt's kinship with

Saint Margaret of Scotland:

28th great-grandmother


Saint Margaret of ScotlandGranddaughter 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. They had 8 children, one of whom is Saint Maud, wife of Henry I. Founded abbeys and used her position to work for justice and improved conditions for the poor. Canonized 1251. 

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