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8 August – Princess Margaret Tudor marries James IV of Scotland

On this day in Tudor history, 8th August 1503, King Henry VII's eldest daughter, Margaret Tudor, married King James IV of Scotland.

Find out more about their marriage, and how it was arranged, in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

On this day in Tudor history, 8th August 1553, fifteen-year-old King Edward VI was buried in Henry VII’s Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey in a funeral service performed by Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Although his Catholic half-sister, Mary, was on the throne, Edward was buried with Protestant rites and it was the first time the English Book of Common Prayer was used for the funeral of a monarch.

Find out more about Edward VI's funeral, how Mary I marked his passing, and Edward VI's resting place...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 8th August 1588, Queen Elizabeth I decided to accept Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester's invitation to visit the troops he had gathered near Tilbury Fort to guard the eastern approach to London against the expected invasion by the Spanish Armada.

Why did Leicester invite the queen to Tilbury?

Find out...

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8 August – Princess Margaret Tudor marries James IV of Scotland