Margaret

(c. 1045-Nov. 16, 1093). Queen of Scotland and reformer credited with removing Celtic influences in the Scottish Church. She was born in Hungary and came to England in 1057. Margaret married King Malcolm III of Scotland around 1067. They had eight children. She used her influence to bring Scotland under Roman obedience and remove what was left of Celtic Church life and practice. Margaret is remembered for her austere and ascetic life, her reformation of the Scottish Church, her founding of schools, orphanages, and hospitals, and her generosity. She was canonized in 1250. Margaret is commemorated in the Episcopal calendar of the church year on Nov. 16.

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