On this day in Tudor history, 3rd April 1578, Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, cousin of Queen Elizabeth I, was buried in a lavish funeral at Westminster Abbey.
Find out about her tomb, and her incredible lineage and links to royals, in today's video.
You can see photos of her tomb at https://www.westminster-abbey.org/abbey-commemorations/commemorations/margaret-douglas-countess-of-lennox.
Also on this day in history:
- 1559 – The second session of Parliament, in Elizabeth I's reign, met after the Easter break. Its purpose was to obtain parliamentary sanction for royal supremacy and Protestant settlement.
- 1559 – The Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis, ending the Italian Wars, was signed between Henry II and Philip II of Spain.
- 1585 – Death of Thomas Goldwell, Bishop of St Asaph, in Rome. He had travelled to Rome at the beginning of the Protestant Elizabeth I's reign. He was buried in the convent of San Silvestro.
- 1606 – Burial of Sir Edward Fitton, member of Parliament and Elizabeth I's Receiver-General, in Gawsworth Church in Cheshire.
Elizabeth I hounded the poor lady to her death by imprisonment when her son married Mary Queen of Scots and her illness was brought on because of that, so Elizabeth I caused her death.