Margaret Tudor

Scottish Queen consort (1489-1541)

Margaret Tudor (28 November 1489 – 18 October 1541) was the wife of James IV of Scotland. She was Queen Consort of Scotland from 1503 until James IV died in 1513. After that, she was regent for their son James V. Margaret and James IV were grandparents of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Margaret Tudor
Queen consort Of Scotland
Countess of Angus
Lady Methven
Detail of a portrait of Queen Margaret by Daniel Mytens
Queen consort of Scots
Tenure8 August 1503 – 9 September 1513
Born(1489-11-28)28 November 1489
Westminster Palace, London, Middlesex, Kingdom of England
Died18 October 1541(1541-10-18) (aged 51)
Methven Castle, Perthshire, Kingdom of Scotland
James IV of Scotland
(m. 1503; his death 1513)

Henry Stewart, 1st Lord Methven
(m. 1528; her death 1541)
IssueJames Stewart, Duke of Rothesay
Arthur Stewart, Duke of Rothesay
James V of Scotland
Alexander Stewart, Duke of Ross
Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
Dorothea Stewart
FatherHenry VII of England
MotherElizabeth of York
ReligionRoman Catholic

Margaret was born at Westminster Palace. She was the oldest surviving daughter of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York.

In 1514, Margaret married Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus. Margaret and Douglas were grandparents of Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. Margaret's great-grandson, King James VI of Scotland, became the king of England and Ireland after Elizabeth I of England died in 1603.

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Margaret Tudor
Born: 28 November 1489 Died: 18 October 1541
Scottish royalty
Title last held by
Margaret of Denmark
Queen consort of Scotland
8 August 1503 – 9 September 1513
Title next held by
Madeleine of France