Margaret


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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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Dear Margaret, do come into the library and shut the door.
At half-past ten Tibby, with rare self-effacement, fell asleep, and Margaret was able to drive her aunt to the station.
Even Margaret shrank from it, and contented herself with stroking her good aunt's hand, and with meditating, half sensibly and half poetically, on the journey that was about to begin from King's Cross.
If you think this ridiculous, remember that it is not Margaret who is telling you about it; and let me hasten to add that they were in plenty of time for the train; that Mrs.
He broke off here to squash a hornet; but Margaret had heard enough.
Margaret had arrived at Cape Pleasant on the previous evening, and he had arranged by telephone to meet her at the end of the board-walk, which was about a mile from the links, at one o'clock, supply her with lunch, and spend the afternoon with her on the water.
This added to his gloom, for the pouch had been given to him by Margaret, and he had always thought it one more proof of the way her nature towered over the natures of other girls that she had not woven a monogram on it in forget-me-nots.
It was now a quarter past twelve, and Archibald reflected with moody satisfaction that the massacre must soon be over, and that he would then be able to forget it in the society of Margaret.
She was convinced that Margaret had fixed on a person whose name she could not bear with composure to become a standing joke with Mrs.
Marianne felt for her most sincerely; but she did more harm than good to the cause, by turning very red and saying in an angry manner to Margaret,
This increased the mirth of the company, and Margaret was eagerly pressed to say something more.
Lost Margaret took my heart with her--out there," said the old lover, who had been faithful for fifty years to his drowned sweetheart.