30 September 1515 – Queen Margaret of Scots flees to England

Linlithgow Palace; Copyright Arnaud RAT

On 30 September 1515 – Queen Margaret of Scots, elder sister of Henry, fled to England while pregnant with the child of her new husband, Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus. She had previously obtained permission to go to Linlithgow whence she escaped to the border. She was received by Thomas Fiennes, 8th Lord Dacre, Henry’s Warden of the Marches, and cousin to Sir Thomas Parr [Dacre’s mother was Parr’s aunt, Alice, Lady Fiennes]. Sir Thomas Parr [father of Queen Katherine] would later meet them in April of 1516 and was entrusted in the safe keeping of the Dowager Queen. She was escorted into London, led by Sir Thomas Parr, on 3 May 1516.

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