Reconsidering the Provenance of the Henry VII and Margaret Tudor Book of Hours

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Abstract

On 8 August 1503, Henry VII’s eldest daughter Margaret Tudor married James IV, King of Scotland, in a symbolic union of the Treaty of Perpetual Peace between England and Scotland. In celebration of this union and her new status as Queen of Scotland, Margaret received the gifts of two luxurious Books of Hours; one from her new husband and the other from her father. Whilst some research has been conducted into the iconography and origins of these personal prayer books, consideration of the provenance and ownership history of these Books of Hours can shed new light on the character, personal relationships, political relationships, and gift-giving practices performed by Margaret Tudor at the Scottish Renaissance court.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-234
JournalNotes and Queries
Volume64
Issue number2
Early online date10 May 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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