Margaret Tudor

Margaret Tudor

The Life of Henry VIII's Sister

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When the thirteen year old Margaret Tudor, eldest daughter of Henry VII and his wife Elizabeth of York, married King James IV of Scotland in a magnificent proxy ceremony held at Richmond Palace in January 1503, no one could have guessed that this pretty, redheaded princess would go on to have a marital career as dramatic and chequered as that of her younger brother Henry VIII. Left widowed at the age of just twenty three after her husband was killed by her brothers army at the battle of Flodden, Margaret was made Regent for her young son and was temporarily the most powerful woman in Scotland - until she fell in love with the wrong man, lost everything and was forced to flee the country. In a life that foreshadowed that of her tragic, fascinating granddaughter Mary Queen of Scots, Margaret hurtled from one disaster to the next and ended her life abandoned by virtually everyone: a victim both of her own poor life choices and of the simmering hostility between her son, James V and her brother, Henry VIII.
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire :, Pen and Sword History,, 2018
ISBN: 9781473893153
1473893151
Branch Call Number: 941.104092 CLE 2018
Characteristics: vii, 181 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Life of Henry VIII's sister

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