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Margaret,

1930–2002, British princess, second daughter of King George VIGeorge VI
(Albert Frederick Arthur George), 1895–1952, king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1936–52), second son of George V; successor of his elder brother, Edward VIII. He attended the royal naval colleges at Osborne and Dartmouth and served in World War I.
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 and sister of Queen Elizabeth IIElizabeth II,
1926–, queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1952–), elder daughter and successor of George VI, and Britain's longest reigning monarch. At age 18 she was made a State Counsellor, a confidante of the king.
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, b. Glamis, Scotland. In 1960 she married a commoner, the photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, who was created earl of SnowdonSnowdon, Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of,
1930–2017, British photographer. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, he married Princess Margaret in 1960 and was created earl the following year.
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 in 1961. They were divorced in 1978. They had two children: David, Viscount Linley (b. 1961), and Sarah (b. 1964).

Margaret

 

(Margrete). Born 1353; died Oct. 28, 1412, in Flensburg. Queen of Denmark, Norway (from 1387), and Sweden (from 1389).

Margaret was the daughter of the Danish king Waldemar IV Atterdag and the wife of the Norwegian king Haakon VI. She became the ruler of Denmark in 1376 when her young son Olaf was elected king of Denmark; after her husband’s death in 1380 she also became ruler of Norway. Upon her son’s death in 1387 she became queen of both states. After the defeat of Albert of Mecklenburg’s troops in 1389 she became queen of Sweden. She was the initiator of the Union of Kalmar of 1397, which united the three Scandinavian states, and in fact governed them to the end of her life.

Margaret

of Anjou hard, vicious, strong-minded, imperious woman. [Br. Lit.: II Henry VI]
See: Cruelty

Margaret

1. called the Maid of Norway. ?1282--90, queen of Scotland (1286--90); daughter of Eric II of Norway. Her death while sailing to England to marry the future Edward II led Edward I to declare dominion over Scotland
2. 1353--1412, queen of Sweden (1388--1412) and regent of Norway and Denmark (1380--1412), who united the three countries under her rule
3. Princess. 1930--2002, younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Add to this the violent opposition of her father and her sister Margaret to her marriage with a Catholic, and we need seek no further for the motives which led her to accept Monsieur Pontellier.
She was an extraordinarily beautiful girl, Margaret Devereux, and made all the men frantic by running away with a penniless young fellow-- a mere nobody, sir, a subaltern in a foot regiment, or something of that kind.
She did not do this to Margaret, for Margaret, besides being blue-eyed, was also a shade quick-tempered.
In these circumstances it was perhaps natural that Archibald and Margaret should prefer to meet, when they did meet, at some other spot than the Milsom home.
And now I must tell you how sorry I am for you, dear Margaret.
Margaret, I was saying to you--and I beg you to listen to me--that as far as I have known Mrs.
And the more I learned of Margaret Henan in the weeks that followed the more mysteriously remote she became.
In the evening, after my encounter with Margaret Henan, I questioned Mrs.
Sometimes I wake up in the night and hear the sea calling to me in the old way, and it seems as if lost Margaret called in it.
Lost Margaret took my heart with her--out there," said the old lover, who had been faithful for fifty years to his drowned sweetheart.
I still feel quite uneasy about this business, Margaret.
She decided that Margaret was a little hysterical, and was trying to gain time by a torrent of talk.