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Re: William the Seemly
At 14:23 29/10/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Well, Thank you all for understanding now about how St. Margaret fits into
>history. Well done. I haven't been reading my mail as regularly because I
>have been way up on some saffolding painting trim on the church that our
>congregation is building mostly by ourselves. I dislike heights but am
>getting better and I am really enjoying it all
> I had started to answer Lena (see below) then saw all
>of your good explanations. And in the course of this Sinclair de la
>Behottiere brings us some new insights:
>". Her body with that of her husband was taken to the Spanish monastery of
>the Escorial, north of
>Madrid, reburied and remains there. The oldest church in Scotland is named
>in her memory."
>So why did they take Malcolm and Margaret's bodies to Spain? When was that?
>I had forgotten about the messages last year about making Margaret Sinclair
>a saint. So glad to have that link also.
>If St. Margaret were born in 1242 how could she have married Malcolm Canmore
>of Scotland who was king from 1058-1093? He died in 1093. Probably
>whoever typed in the date of her birth missed a key and meant to put in
>1042, which is pretty close to the marriage date of her parents Edward the
>Exile and Agathe in 1043-44.
>3 authors on St. Margaret plus a chart on Scotland's monarchs give the death
>of St. Margaret, wife of King Malcolm III, as 1093.
> The rest of the information about her living all her life in Hungary is
>The (St) Margaret who arrived in Scotland with William 'the Seemly' St Clair
is buried in Dunfermline Abbey as anyone who visits the Abbey will
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