August 6 – Margaret Tudor marries in secret

| August 6, 2022

August 6 – Margaret Tudor marries in secret

On this day in Tudor history, 6th August 1514, King Henry VIII’s sister, Margaret Tudor, widow of King James IV and Regent of Scotland, married secretly. Margaret’s secret second marriage was to Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, the most important Scottish magnate. The couple married at Kinnoull in Perthshire. When news got out, it […]

July 8 – An important job for Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne Boleyn

| July 8, 2022

July 8 – An important job for Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, on 8th July 1503, Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne Boleyn, left Collyweston in Northamptonshire to undertake an important job for King Henry VII. Thomas Boleyn had been appointed to serve in a retinue escorting Princess Margaret Tudor, the king’s eldest daughter, to Scotland. Margaret was travelling there for her […]

April 10 – Margaret Tudor gives birth and the Gregorian Calendar

| April 10, 2022

April 10 – Margaret Tudor gives birth and the Gregorian Calendar

On this day in Tudor history, 10th April 1512, Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots, eldest daughter of the late King Henry VII, and sister of King Henry VIII, gave birth to a boy who would become King James V of Scotland. Find out more about James V, his life and reign, and his relationship with […]

8 July 1503 – An important job for Thomas Boleyn

| July 8, 2018

8 July 1503 – An important job for Thomas Boleyn

On this day in history, on 8th July 1503, during the reign of King Henry VII, Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne Boleyn, left Collyweston in Northamptonshire to undertake an important job for the king. Thomas had been appointed as a member of a large retinue headed by his father-in-law, Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, to […]

28 November 1489 – Birth of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland

| November 28, 2017

28 November 1489 – Birth of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland

On 28th November 1489, Elizabeth of York, queen consort of King Henry VII, gave birth to the couple’s second child and eldest daughter at Westminster Palace. The couple named her Margaret after her paternal grandmother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, and she was baptised at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, on 30th November. Margaret spent her childhood at […]

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 […]

8 July 1503 – Thomas Boleyn is entrusted with an important job

| July 8, 2016

8 July 1503 – Thomas Boleyn is entrusted with an important job

Many people seem to think that Thomas Boleyn, father of Queen Anne Boleyn, only rose to prominence and favour in Henry VIII’s reign, in the 1520s, by ‘pimping out’ his daughters to the king, but it’s not true at all – click here for more on Thomas Boleyn’s career. As early as 1503, Thomas Boleyn […]

Margaret Tudor: Gateway to the United Kingdom, Part III: A Rose with Thorns

| August 28, 2015

Margaret Tudor: Gateway to the United Kingdom, Part III: A Rose with Thorns

Today we have the third part of Heather R. Darsie’s series on Margaret Tudor. A big thank you to Heather for writing these. You can catch up with Parts I and II at: Margaret Tudor: Gateway to the United Kingdom, Part I: Sweet Tudor Rose Margaret Tudor: Gateway to the United Kingdom, Part II: The […]