The History of Leith

December 2, 2008

St Margaret’s Chapel-Edinburgh Castle


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(c) John Arthur

Saint Margaret (c. 1045 – 16 November 1093), was the sister of Edgar Ætheling, the short-ruling and uncrowned Anglo-Saxon King of England. She married Malcolm III, King of Scots, becoming his Queen consort. for more click here

St. Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh Castle, is an example of Norman architecture and the oldest building in Edinburgh, Scotland. Legend had it that St. Margaret worshipped in this small chapel, but recent research indicates that it was built at the beginning of the 12th century by her fourth son who became King David in 1124. The building has been restored and the interior presents much the same appearance as it did when first in use. for more click here

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