Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland

The Freelance History Writer

Margaret Tudor by Daniel Mijtens Margaret Tudor by Daniel Mijtens (source)

Margaret Tudor was the eldest daughter of King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York. She was the elder sister of Henry VIII and Mary Tudor. Her marriage to the King of Scotland was to have repercussions for Scottish history down to this day.

Margaret was born November 28, 1489, the daughter of King Henry VII of England and his wife Elizabeth of York. She was named after her grandmother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, Henry VII’s mother. She grew up with her siblings at Eltham Palace under the guidance of their mother. She was educated by tutors and schoolmasters and excelled at music, an interest she shared with her mother. Talk of marriage to the King of Scotland began when she was six years old.

After numerous skirmishes with Scotland over the years, Henry VII negotiated a peace treaty…

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