Margaret Tudor was Queen consort of Scotland from 1503 until 1513 by marriage to James IV of Scotland. As queen dowager she married Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus. Through her first and second marriages, Margaret was the grandmother of both Mary, Queen of Scots, and Mary’s second husband, Lord Darnley.
About Margaret Tudor in brief
Margaret Tudor was Queen consort of Scotland from 1503 until 1513 by marriage to James IV of Scotland. As queen dowager she married 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. Her marriage in 1503 linked the royal houses of England and Scotland, which a century later resulted in the Union of the Crowns. Upon his ascent to the English throne, Margaret’s great-grandson, James VI and I, was the first person to be monarch of both Scotland and England after Elizabeth I died childless. Margaret was named after Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, her paternal grandmother. She had several pregnancies, but most of her children died young or were stillborn. Margaret remained in England, but was now known as the \”Queen of Scots\”. The marriage was completed by proxy on 25 January 1503 at Richmond Palace. She left Richmond Palace on 27 June with Henry VII, and they travelled first to Collyweston in Northamptonshire. After crossing the border at Berwick upon Tweed on 1 August 1503, she was met by the Scottish court at Lamberton. The new queen was provided with a large wardrobe of clothes, and her crimson state bed curtains made of Italian sarcenet were embroidered with red Lancastrian roses. The details of the marriage, progress, arrival, and reception were recorded by the Somerset Herald, John Young, John Dunbar and John Young.
Margaret went to the mass at St Giles’, St Giles’ Kirk, Dunbar, as her first public appointment as Queen of Scotland, as well as her public appointment at Edinburgh’s Kirk. She was given a new sumpter cloth or pallion cloth cloth worth £127 worth of horses in the guise of Patrick Sinclair, Sir Patrick Hamilton and Patrick Sinclair. The marriage treaty was concluded the same day and was viewed as a guarantee of the new peace. On 24 January 1502, Scotland and. England concluded the Treaty of Perpetual Peace, the first peace agreement between the two realms in over 170 years. In May 1503,. James IV confirmed her possession of lands and houses in Scotland, including Methven Castle, Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, Linlithgow Palace and Newark Castle in Ettrick Forest, with the incomes from the corresponding Earldom and Lordship lands. On 8 August, the marriage was celebrated in person in Holyrood Abbey. The rites were performed by the Archbishop of Glasgow and two days later, on St Lawrence’s day, in St Giles’s day. On 4 August, James came to kiss her goodnight. He came again to console her on 4 August after a stable fire had killed some of her favourite horses, including a new-of-gold cloth cloth, including some sumpters or pallions.