Ermengarde de Beaumont

Ermengarde de Beaumont – Queen of Scots

Ermengarde de Beaumont was born around 1170 as the daughter of Richard I, Viscount of Beaumont-le-Vicomte, Fresnay and Ste-Suzanne and his wife, Lucie de l’Aigle. Her father was a descendant of King Henry I of England through an illegitimate line. Her marriage to King William I of Scotland was arranged by King Henry II of [read more]

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Mary of Guelders

Queens Regent – Mary of Guelders

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Mary of Guelders was born around 1434 as the daughter of Arnold, Duke of Guelders, and Catherine of Cleves. Mary grew up at the court of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy and his third wife [read more]

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Margaret Douglas

Queens Regent – Margaret Tudor

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Margaret Tudor was born on 28 November 1489 as the eldest daughter of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York. Early in her life, her future marriage was already being discussed. On 24 January [read more]

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Mary of Guise

Queens Regent – Mary of Guise

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Mary was born on 22 November 1515 as the daughter of Claude, Duke of Guise and Antoinette of Bourbon. Her first marriage was to Louis II, Duke of Longueville in 1534. They had two sons [read more]