8 July 1503 – An important job for Thomas Boleyn

| July 8, 2018

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 […]

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 […]

Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland

| November 28, 2014

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 […]