The deaths of King Alexander III and the Maid of Norway plunged Scotland into crisis. The nobles asked Edward I to choose a new king. This led to Edward’s increased involvement in Scottish affairs.
Where was King Alexander III of Scotland travelling to when he died?
How many children did Alexander have?
Where did Alexander's granddaughter Margaret live?
Why did many nobles think Margaret would not be an effective ruler?
She was born in Norway
She was a young girl
She did not want to be queen
Who was to rule Scotland until Margaret arrived?
The Guardians of the Realm
When was the Treaty of Birgham agreed?
Who was Margaret the Maid of Norway to marry according to the Treaty of Birgham?
Prince Edward of England
The young Robert Bruce
Where did Edward ask the Scots to meet him in 1291?
What did the Competitors have to do before Edward would choose a new Scottish King?
Accept him as their vassal
Pay him taxes
Accept him as their overlord
Why was Balliol chosen as the new King?
He was older than Robert Bruce the Competitor
He was descended from the eldest daughter of the family
He was first to accept King Edward as his overlord