When Alexander III of Scotland died in a fall from his horse at Kinghorn in March 1286, he left no children, but a granddaughter, Margaret, ‘the Maid of Norway’, aged 3. In November 1289 commissioners from Norway, England, and Scotland reached agreement at Salisbury, later confirmed by the Scots at Birgham. The young queen was to be brought to Scotland within a year and was not to be married without Edward I's consent. But the death of the Maid in September 1290 threw all into confusion.
Subjects: British History.