Margaret Tudor, Princess of England
b.28 Nov 1489 Westminster Palace, Westminster, Middlesex, England
d.18 Oct 1541 Methven Castle, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
m. 18 Jan 1483/84
m. 8 Aug 1503
m. 6 Aug 1514
Facts and Events
Margaret Tudor (28 November 1489 – 18 October 1541), born at Westminster Palace, was the elder of the two surviving daughters of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York, and the elder sister of Henry VIII. In 1503, she married James IV, King of Scots. James died in 1513, and their son became King James V. She married secondly Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus. Through her first and second marriages, respectively, Margaret was the grandmother of both Mary, Queen of Scots, and Mary's second husband, Lord Darnley. Margaret's marriage to James IV foreshadowed the Union of the Crowns - their great-grandson, King James VI of Scotland, the child of Mary and Darnley, became King of England and Ireland on the death of Margaret's fraternal niece, Elizabeth I of England.
Born on 28 November 1489, Margaret was baptised two days later, on St. Andrew's Day, in St. Margaret's Church, Westminster. She was named after Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, her paternal grandmother.