MARGARET DOUGLAS, COUNTESS OF LENNOX

BORN: 1515
DIED: 1578

jewel

"The Lennox Jewel" made for Margaret in the 1570s with emblems and symbolism showing her hopes that her grandson James VI would succeed to the English thone
The Royal Collection

 

Daughter of Margaret Tudor of Scotland from her second marriage. Catholic claimant to the throne. Mother of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley. Grandmother of Arabella Stuart and James VI. Buried in Westminster Abbey where James VI/I had an elaborate tomb constructed for her.