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Lady Margaret Douglas
Birth: Oct. 8, 1515
Harbottle
Northumberland, England
Death: Mar. 7, 1578

Scottish nobility, Countess of Lennox. She was the daughter of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus and Margaret Tudor, who was the daughter of Henry VII and widow of James IV King of Scots. Though she was a favorite of her uncle Henry VIII, Margaret twice disgraced herself at his court by her affairs with Lord Thomas Howard and Sir Charles Howard. She later married Scottish exile Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox, in 1544. During the reign of Queen Mary, the countess was active at court and kept rooms at Westminster Palace. But with the accession of the protestant Elizabeth I she retired to Yorkshire, where her home became a hotbed of Catholic plotting and intrigue. She succeeded in marrying her son Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley to Mary, Queen of Scots. Margaret was twice imprisoned by Elizabeth for various affronts, but was pardoned both times. Due in large part to the countess's diplomacy, her grandson James was named Elizabeth's heir, and ruled England as James VI. Margaret died at Hackney at the age of 62. She was entombed beside her daughter-in-law. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
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 Parents:
  Archibald Douglas (____ - 1557)
  Margaret Tudor (1489 - 1541)
 
 Spouse:
  Matthew Stewart*
 
 Children:
  Charles Lennox (____ - 1576)*
  Robert Howard (1537 - 1598)*
  Henry Stuart (1545 - 1567)*
 
 Sibling:
  James King of Scots (1512 - 1542)**
  Margaret Douglas (1515 - 1578)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Westminster Abbey
Westminster
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
Plot: South aisle of the Henry VII Chapel, next to Mary, Queen of Scots
 
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Record added: May 29, 2000
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Paternal 13xg grandmother.
- Bryan Ainsworth Mooney
 Added: Jan. 12, 2015
Rest in Peace Great Grandmother. Invictus maneo.
- Elizabeth Armstrong Kolodziejski
 Added: Sep. 5, 2014
In loving memory of my 13th great grandmother.
- Stella
 Added: May. 30, 2014
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