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18 October 1541 – Death of Margaret Tudor

| October 18, 2014

18 October 1541 – Death of Margaret Tudor

On 18th October 1541, fifty-two year old Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, former Queen of Scotland and mother of James V, died of a stroke at Methven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland. Margaret was laid to rest at the Carthusian Priory of St John in Perth, which was later destroyed and nothing remains of it today. […]

8 July 1503 – Thomas Boleyn escorts Margaret Tudor to Scotland

| July 8, 2014

8 July 1503 – Thomas Boleyn escorts Margaret Tudor to Scotland

On 8th July 1503, Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne Boleyn, was part of the large retinue headed by Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, and chosen by Henry VII to escort the 13 year-old Margaret Tudor to Edinburgh for her marriage to James IV of Scotland. The party had left Richmond Palace for the home of […]

8 October 1515 – Birth of Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

| October 8, 2013

8 October 1515 – Birth of Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, was born on this day in 1515. Margaret was the daughter of Margaret Tudor, Queen Dowager of Scotland and sister of Henry VIII, and Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus. She was born at Harbottle Castle in Northumberland, home of Thomas, 2nd Lord Dacre, because her mother went into […]

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

| November 28, 2012

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

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Margaret Tudor on 28th November 1489. Margaret was the eldest daughter of King Henry VII and his wife, Elizabeth of York, and the sister of Henry VIII. She became Queen of Scotland in 1503 after marrying James IV of Scotland by proxy at Richmond Palace on 25th January. […]

18th October – On this Day in History…

| October 18, 2011

18th October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 18th October… 1529 – Cardinal Thomas Wolsey surrendered the Great Seal following the writ of praemunire being filed against him on the 9th October. 1541 – Death of Margaret Tudor, elder sister of Henry VIII, former consort of James IV and grandmother of Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Stuart, […]

Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland by Jenny Nicholas

| August 26, 2011

Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland by Jenny Nicholas

Margaret Tudor is one of the most unknown of Tudor characters. She would not gain fame like her sister Mary , who would become well – known for her beauty and exploit in France with Charles Brandon, or Henry, her brother who would become infamous as Henry VIII. Margaret was the oldest daughter of Henry […]

Birth of James V of Scotland – 10 April 1512

| April 10, 2011

Birth of James V of Scotland – 10 April 1512

On this day in history, 10th April 1512, James V of Scotland was born at Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, Scotland. He was the fourth child of King James IV of Scotland and his wife, Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, and was the only one of their children (the had six) to survive infancy. On […]

The Death of Margaret Tudor

| October 18, 2010

The Death of Margaret Tudor

On this day in history, 18th October 1541, Margaret Tudor died of a stroke at Methven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland. She was laid to rest at the Carthusian Priory of St John in Perth, which was later destroyed. Margaret Tudor was born on the 28th November 1489. She was the eldest surviving daughter of Henry VII […]