Timeline of Scottish History

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Marriage of Princess Margaret of Scotland to Eric king of Norway

This matter being concluded, Alexander, who had suffered a severe domestic affliction in the death of his queen, began to seek alliances for his children. He married his daughter Margaret to Eric king of Norway, then a youth in his fourteenth year. Her portion was fourteen thousand marks, the option being left to her father to give one-half of the sum in lands, provided that the rents of the lands were a hundred marks yearly for every thousand retained. The price of land at this early period of our history seems, therefore, to have been ten years' purchase.