Margaret of Sweden was Norwegian Queen consort as spouse of King Sverre of Norway.
Margaret was the daughter of King Eric IX of Sweden and Queen Christina Björnsdotter.
She is only sporadically mentioned in history during her tenure as queen. Primarily in connection with an attempt by Nikolas Arnesson to become Bishop of Stavanger. In the sagas, Queen Margaret is portrayed as suspect and intrigant She became a widow in 1202, returned to her native Sweden, and retired to her estates in Västergötland and Värmland.
She spent two years in Sweden and returned to Norway in 1204.
Margaret became a suspect of the crime, and one of her servants tried to prove her innocence in a trial by ordeal which failed. The servant was drowned and Margareta fled back to Sweden.
Margaret returned to Norway in 1209 for her daughter"s wedding. Her daughter married co-regent Filip Simonsson, the Bagler party candidate to the throne of Norway.
Margaret took part in the wedding.
Immediately after the wedding she became ill, and died a few weeks later.