8 August 1503 – Margaret Tudor marries James IV of Scotland

| August 8, 2017

8 August 1503 – Margaret Tudor marries James IV of Scotland

On this day in history, 8th August 1503, the formal wedding of Princess Margaret Tudor and King James IV of Scotland took place in the chapel of Holyroodhouse. John Leland writes of how thirteen-year-old Margaret, who was the eldest daughter of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, was led from her chamber to the […]

Margaret Tudor: Gateway to the United Kingdom, Part II: The Thistle and the Rose

| August 18, 2015

Margaret Tudor: Gateway to the United Kingdom, Part II: The Thistle and the Rose

Today we have part two of a series of three articles on Margaret Tudor by Heather R. Darsie. Thank you to Heather for writing these wonderful articles. Click here to read Part I. In celebration of Margaret Tudor’s marriages – first to King James IV of Scotland on 8 August 1503 and then to Archibald […]

Margaret Tudor: Gateway to the United Kingdom, Part I – Sweet Tudor Rose

| August 13, 2015

Margaret Tudor: Gateway to the United Kingdom, Part I – Sweet Tudor Rose

Thank you so much to Heather R. Darsie for writing this article, which is the first in a series of three. I’m late in posting it due to being on holiday but I’m sure you’ll enjoy finding out a bit more about Margaret. Over to Heather… In celebration of Margaret Tudor’s marriages – first to […]

9 September 1513 – Battle of Flodden

| September 9, 2011

9 September 1513 – Battle of Flodden

On this day in history, 9th September 1513, the Battle of Flodden between England and Scotland took place near the village of Branxton in Northumberland, Northern England. You can read more about this battle in my article “The Battle of Flodden 1513”, but it was a triumph for Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, […]

The Battle of Flodden 1513

| September 9, 2010

The Battle of Flodden 1513

On this day in history, the 9th September 1513, while Henry VIII was away, busy campaigning against the French, James IV and his Scottish troops crossed the border and challenged the English force, which was headed by Thomas Howard, the Earl of Surrey, at Flodden in Northumberland. Before leaving for France, Henry VIII had left […]