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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2005, 03:09:01 PM »
I don't think she ever declared a wish to be queen . . .

Oh, BTW, remember the rumour about Elizabeth being tormented by Margaret clashing pots and pans in the room above during Mary's reign?  ;D Margaret catagorically denied that later . . .
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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2005, 03:33:19 PM »
i think margaret was more of the intrigant sort. not the type to rule but the type to always trouble the rulers ;D
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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2005, 04:20:25 PM »
LOL, very true ilyala!  ;D ;D

But I just read that she was quoted once as saying that everyone knew either Mary I or Elizabeth I was a bastard, and it clearly wasn't Mary, so she [Margaret] was determined to have her rights some day.  :o
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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2005, 04:22:18 PM »
BTW, Margaret and Matthew had a happy marriage - he addressed his letters to her as 'My sweet Madge' or 'Darling Meg' which I think is very sweet . . . ::)
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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2005, 07:11:21 AM »
she was probably the fascinating sort. once you fall for her there's no turning back :)
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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2005, 10:24:09 AM »
I think she was an amazingly interesting woman . . . does anyone know if she has her own bio?
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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2005, 10:45:20 AM »
Her life would make a great historical novel.  ;D

I imagine it written in the first person, as if she put pen to paper during her final stay in the tower! Can anyone think of a good title?
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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2005, 10:47:39 AM »
What a wonderful idea!  ;D

Hmm . . . a title . . . ::)
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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2005, 11:38:54 AM »
Maybe:

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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2005, 11:47:16 AM »
Love it!  ;D
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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2005, 10:58:13 PM »
Ooh, yes, a novel about her would be terrific.  I've always wanted to know more about the woman.

Maybe I can write a novel...  ;D

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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2005, 02:40:37 PM »


Hi!

I think it hasn't come up earlier, but after reading Alison Weir's biography on Henry VIII, i've discovered that the Lady Margaret was a very flirtatious (how euphemistic) young woman. She was imprisoned in Syon House in 1540 because she became involved with Catherine Howard's brother Charles. She was imprisoned there and Charles was sent to Calais, where he died in late 1542. Margaret would only be released from Syon House in November 1541, when the building was to be used as a prison for a more important person...
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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2005, 02:42:21 PM »


So, it seems Margaret felt specially attracted to the men of the Howard family: first she became engaged with Thomas Howard, young half-brother of the Duke of Norfolk and thus becoming the uncle of Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard and, of course, Charles Howard, who was also Margaret Douglas's lover!!! :o
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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #43 on: January 01, 2006, 05:54:43 PM »
i can't say i'm surprised. look at her mother. look at her uncle. ;D
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Re: Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
« Reply #44 on: January 01, 2006, 05:55:46 PM »
Don't forget Aunt Mary and cousin Elizabeth.  ;D ;D
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