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October 18 – The death of Margaret Tudor

On this day in Tudor history, 18th October 1541, Margaret Tudor died of a stroke at Methven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland. She was laid to rest at the Carthusian Priory of St John in Perth, which was later destroyed.

Margaret Tudor was the sister of King Henry VIII and eldest daughter of King Henry VII. At the age of 13, she was sent to Scotland to marry the Scottish king, James IV.

Margaret Tudor had an interesting life. She was widowed, divorced and unhappily married, and she fled to England at one point.

Margaret was the mother of Lady Margaret Douglas, she was the grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots AND Lord Darnley, and she was the great-grandmother of King James VI of Scotland (King James I of England).

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    Margaret is my 2nd cousin x 16 removed Maternal and first cousins wife’s sister x 15 removed. You can see the DNA on my face.

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October 18 – The death of Margaret Tudor