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Tudor Minute for November 28: Happy Birthday Margaret Tudor

Tudor Minute November 28:


Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for November 28.

Today in 1489 Margaret Tudor was born to Henry VII and Elizabeth of York in Westminster. She was named for Henry’s mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, and later on as Henry was negotiating her marriage to Scotland, her grandmother would step in and ensure that she didn’t have to become a wife at the young age that Lady Margaret did. The younger Margaret would become the Queen Consort of Scotland at the age of thirteen when she married James IV. He would die at the Battle of Flodden, and Margaret was left in limbo.

Her subsequent remarriage would have huge political ramifications, and her descendants would intrigue and get involved in succession issues decades later with Elizabeth. In the end, it was Margaret’s line that ruled England when her great grandson James VI also became James I of England, and united the two countries under one rule.

That’s your Tudor Minute for today. Remember you can dive deeper into life in 16th century England through the Renaissance English History Podcast at englandcast.com.

Links: Margaret Tudor episode
Tudor Times on Margaret Tudor