The Thistle and the Rose: English Princess, Scottish Queen

Henry, Arthur & Margaret – Credit: Wellcome Library, London On 28 November 1489, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York welcomed their first daughter, Princess Margaret. Margaret was named after her paternal grandmother Margaret Beaufort and was baptized at St. Margaret’s Church in Westminster. As a princess, Margaret would play a pivotal role in political alliances.… Continue reading The Thistle and the Rose: English Princess, Scottish Queen

Mary, Queen of Scots weds Lord Darnley

29 July 1565 – Mary, Queen of Scots marries her cousin, Henry Stuart – Lord Darnley. Henry Stuart was the son of Margaret Douglas and her husband Henry Stuart. Margaret Douglas was the daughter of Margaret Tudor (dowager Queen of Scotland) and Archibald Douglas. Marie Stuart (Mary, Queen of Scots) was the daughter of Marie… Continue reading Mary, Queen of Scots weds Lord Darnley