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.
after Unknown artist
etching, possibly 17th century
by Thomas Cheesman, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Jean Clouet
stipple engraving, published 1819
- Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus (husband)
- Arthur, Prince of Wales (brother)
- King Edward VI (nephew)
- Elizabeth of York (mother)
- King Henry VII (father)
- King Henry VIII (brother)
- James IV of Scotland (husband)
- James V of Scotland (son)
- Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (daughter)
- Mary Tudor (sister)
- Mary, Queen of Scots (granddaughter)
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