Margaret Tudor

Margaret Tudor
born Nov. 29, 1489, London, Eng.
died Oct. 18, 1541, Methven, Perth, Scot.

Queen consort of King James IV of Scotland (1503–13).

The daughter of King Henry VII of England, she was married to James to improve relations between England and Scotland. After her husband's death (1513), she became regent for her son, James V (1512–1542). When she married the pro-English earl of Angus (1514), she was forced to give up the regency, but she played a key role in the conflict between the pro-French and pro-English factions in Scotland, shifting her allegiances to suit her financial interests. She obtained an annulment from Angus (1527) to marry Henry Stewart, Baron Methven, who became James's chief adviser.

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▪ queen of Scotland
born Nov. 29, 1489, London
died Oct. 18, 1541, Methven, Perth, Scot.

      wife of King James IV of Scotland, mother of James V, and elder daughter of King Henry VII of England. During her son's minority, she played a key role in the conflict between the pro-French and pro-English factions in Scotland, constantly shifting her allegiances to suit her financial interests.

      She married James IV in August 1503, but the scanty dowry provided by her father ruined any opportunity for improved relations between England and Scotland. James was killed fighting the English in 1513, and Margaret then ruled for her infant son, James V. Her marriage in 1514 to Archibald Douglas, earl of Angus, a partisan of England, gave the Scottish Parliament an excuse to replace her in the regency with John Stewart, duke of Albany, the leader of the pro-French party. For a time, Margaret was forced into exile in England, but she soon became estranged from Angus and actively sided with Albany against him. Shortly after obtaining an annulment in 1527, she married Henry Stewart, who was made Lord Methven when James assumed personal control of the government in 1528. For a time Margaret and Methven were James's most influential advisers. But in 1534 she fell out of royal favour after James discovered that she had betrayed state secrets to her brother, Henry VIII. Seven years later she died at Methven Castle. Margaret was the great-grandmother of King James VI of Scotland, who became James I of England in 1603.

Additional Reading
Margaret Tudor is one of the five studies contained in Robert S. Rait, Five Stuart Princesses (1902); and one of two in Hester W. Chapman, The Sisters of Henry VIII (1969, reissued 1974; also published as The Thistle and the Rose, 1971).John S. Morrill

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