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Margaret Tudor

(1489-1541), Queen of Scotland

Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Margaret Tudor was the elder of the two surviving daughters of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. She was the elder sister of Henry VIII. In 1503 she married James IV, King of Scots, thus becoming the mother of James V and grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots. Importantly, Margaret's marriage to James led directly to the Union of the Crowns. Margaret was married three times, and her history in this regard might be said to parallel that of her granddaughter, Mary Stuart, with its liberal mixture of tragedy, intrigue, duplicity and simple farce.

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The Roiail Progenei of our Most Sacred King James, by Benjamin Wright, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1370

The Roiail Progenei of our Most Sacred King James

by Benjamin Wright, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1619
NPG D1370

Margaret Tudor, by Gerard Valck, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D24197

Margaret Tudor

by Gerard Valck, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D24197

James IV of Scotland; Margaret Tudor, published by John Thane, after  Unknown artists - NPG D23903

James IV of Scotland; Margaret Tudor

published by John Thane, after Unknown artists
line engraving, published 1796
NPG D23903

Margaret Tudor, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24198

Margaret Tudor

after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, early 19th century
NPG D24198

Margaret Tudor, by Thomas Cheesman, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24196

Margaret Tudor

by Thomas Cheesman, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1819
NPG D24196

Fictitious portrait called Margaret Tudor, after Unknown artist - NPG D13259

Fictitious portrait called Margaret Tudor

after Unknown artist
coloured line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D13259


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