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The Tudor Society

October 8 – The birth of Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter of Margaret Tudor

On this day in Tudor history, 8th October 1515, Margaret Tudor, Queen Dowager of Scotland and sister of King Henry VIII, gave birth at Harbottle Castle in Northumberland.

The baby was a little girl, Margaret, and her father was Margaret Tudor's second husband, Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus. Little Margaret was born while her mother was travelling to Henry VIII's court in London after fleeing Scotland.

Lady Margaret Douglas was a fascinating Tudor lady...

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October 8 – The birth of Lady Margaret Douglas, daughter of Margaret Tudor