Steven
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Steven asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 months ago

Was Isabella of France euhemerical for Margaret of Wessex? And William Wallace euhemerical of Malcolm III of Scots?

"Name: King Malcolm III of Scotland.

Father: Duncan I, King of Scotland .

Mother: Sybilla of Northumbria.

Relation to Elizabeth II: 26th great-grandfather".

https://www.britroyals.com/scots.asp?id=malcolm3 .

Many historians and scholars point to the fact that it is a complete myth that William Wallace made Isabella of France pregnant.

However, is it possible that Mel Gibson might have just thrown in the actual story of King Malcolm III of Scots, who made English princess Margaret an offer of marraige after she had her English throne stolen from her?

In return for helping her get her titles back his off spring would be the rightful heirs to the British throne, unlike William the barsteward?

After-all King Malcolm III of Scotland is today 26th great grandfather of Elizabeth?

"Saint Margaret of Scotland (Scots: Saunt Magret, c. 1045 – 16 November 1093), also known as Margaret of Wessex, was an English princess and a Scottish queen. Margaret was sometimes called "The Pearl of Scotland".[1] Born in the Kingdom of Hungary to the expatriate English prince Edward the Exile, Margaret and her family returned to England in 1057. Following the death of king Harold II at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, her brother Edgar Ætheling was elected as King of England but never crowned. After she and her family fled north, Margaret married Malcolm III of Scotland by the end of 1070.".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Margaret_of_Sc... .

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago
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    On the basis of the available evidence we will never know one way or the other.

  • Tina
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Steven you say:

    "Many historians and scholars point to the fact that it is a complete myth that William Wallace made Isabella of France pregnant."

    No they don't, because it would never occur to them to deny something that isn't even a myth, just a piece of nonsense in a Hollywood film.

    Look, there is no resemblance between the stories of Margaret and Isabella at all.

    Margaret - 11th century English princess who married Malcolm III of Scotland after taking refuge there from the invasion of William Conqueror. Known for her piety and sainted after her death.

    Isabella (the 'she wolf of France') a 14th century French princess who married

    Edward II of England. She arrived in England in 1308 - which meant she never met her father in law (d.1307) or William Wallace (executed 1305). Also SHE WAS 12 TWELVE YEARS OLD and considered too young to consummate the marriage with her husband, never mind having liaisons with condemned men...(honestly, have you actually read anything about her?). The marriage was consummated some four years later, and Isabella had several children, and the couple lived happily enough until Edward's last favourite, Hugh Despenser, came between them, and Isabella forced her husband to abdicate, shortly after which he (probably) died in prison, and later Isabella was displaced by her son Edward. She spent the rest of her life having a jolly good time as Queen Mother, but was not renowned for her piety and was certainly not sainted after death.

    Now, the word euhemerical doesn't seem to exist, but if you're talking about euhemerism - the study that insists on finding historical facts in mythical stories (or which used to - it's gone out of fashion) then Edwards I, II and III, and Princess Isabella wouldn't have existed as such, but the story about them would have turned out to be the story of Saint Margaret of Scotland.

    They did exist.The life of St Margaret of Scotland bears no likeness in any way, shape or form to that of Isabella, she wolf of France.

    The story of the (at that point NINE YEAR OLD unmarried princess) having it off with Wallace in the condemned cell didn't exist until Mel Gibson (who probably has never heard of St Margaret of Scotland) invented it. The only sort of similar story is a scene in 'Blackadderi', Season II in the episode 'Head'.

    You are really completely away with the fairies.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    None of those four are mythological. Only one has myth attached to them. There is almost no historical accuracy in the movie, and Gibson is possibly the second last person you would turn to for history. The House of Wessex was not defeated by William. Harold was not of that house.

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