Margaret Douglas: The forgotten Tudor princess

Lady of honour to Anne Boleyn, grandmother to a king: Margaret Douglas’s life was intimately connected to the Tudor period. So why is she so little known? Alison Weir explores her story...

Lady Margaret Douglas

This article was first published in the November 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

In 1536 a young woman lay in the Tower of London under sentence of death. Her crime was to fall in love – treason in the eyes of King Henry VIII, who believed that her lover had designs on his throne.

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