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Arbella Stuart was a direct descendant of King Henry VII of England. As the only child of Charles Stuart, Earl of Lennox and Elizabeth Cavendish, she was a grandchild of Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox and Margaret Douglas, who was, in turn, the daughter of Margaret Tudor, widow of James IV of Scotland, mother of James V of Scotland, and daughter of England's Henry VII. Margaret Douglas was the product of Margaret Tudor's second marriage, to Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus

A replica of Mary Tudor’s wedding dress A beautiful replica of Mary Tudor’s wedding dress. Made by costume expert Tanya Elliott. Mary’s dress was recorded in one contemporary report to be in the French style and made of ‘rich tissue with a border and wide sleeves, embroidered upon purple satin, set with pearls of our store, lined with purple taffeta’. It had a partlet, the sleeveless jacket covering just the chest and a high collar. The kirtle was of white satin enriched with s...

Found this on someone else's board, had to repin it *grins* pinned up by the lovely wife and mother of the above,so I've pinned it forward..