The Good Queen Anne: Mother of Great Britain

Guest article written by: Karlie On 28 July 1683 Anne Stuart –daughter of the future King James II and his wife Anne Hyde — married Prince George of Denmark in London at the Chapel Royal in St James Palace. As is often the case with royal marriages, Anne and George’s union was not a love… Continue reading The Good Queen Anne: Mother of Great Britain

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