8th October – On this Day in History…


Lady Margaret Douglas1515 – Birth of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, daughter of Margaret Tudor, Queen Dowager of Scotland, and Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus.

1536 – The commons, i.e. the people, approved the petition of grievances drawn up by the rebels of Horncastle, Lincolnshire – See 4th October 1536 – The Lincolnshire Rising and Trouble at Horncastle

1549 – Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector, was proclaimed a traitor by the Council.

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  1. Here was a lady with a evenful life, niece of Henry, betrothed herself without permission, love affair with a Howard, mother of Darnley MQofS 1st hubby, a spell in the tower and in line for sucession for a while, she lived life to the full (and on the edge at times). But I suppose it was hard not to have an ‘eventful’ life being close to the throne and at court in those days… a belated Happy Birthday to her.

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