18th October 1541 – Margaret Tudor Dies

On the 18th October 1541, Margaret Tudor died of a stroke at Methven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland. She was fifty-two and the sister of Henry VIII, as well as being the former Queen of Scotland and mother of James V.

It was reported by Henry Ray, the Berwick Pursuivant, that she had a palsy on Friday and died on the following Tuesday. As she thought she would recover she did not make a will. Before she died, she sent for King James (her son). He was at Falkland Palace and so did not come in time. She hoped that he would give her possessions to her daughter, Lady Margaret Douglas. James arrived after her death, and he ordered Oliver Sinclair and John Tennent to pack up her belongings for his use.

Margaret was buried at the Carthusian Priory of St John in Perth. However, this was later destroyed and so nothing remains of it today.

Sources

The Death of Margaret Tudor – The Anne Boleyn Files

Margaret Tudor’s Wikipedia Page

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Portrait of Margaret Tudor.

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