Margaret Beaufort Countess of Richmond and Derby 772
- Born: 31 May 1443 661,849
- Marriage (1): Edmund Tudor Earl of Richmond in Oct 1455
- Marriage (2): Lord Thomas Stanley
- Died: 1509 at age 66 661
Noted events in her life were:
• Treasonous plot, 1450. 685 Margaret was the unwitting focus of a plot by William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, the husband of Alice Chaucer, to marry Margaret to his son and make her the Queen of England upon the murder of King Henry VI. This plot cost the Duke his head.
• Virtuous. 726 The virtues of Margaret have been greatly celebrated and Walpole mentions her in his catalogue of noble authors as having written upon several occasions; and by her son's command and authority, "made the orders for great estates of ladies and noblewomen, for their presedence attires and wearing of harbes at funerals over the chin and under the same."
Margaret married Edmund Tudor Earl of Richmond, son of Sir Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois, in Oct 1455. (Edmund Tudor Earl of Richmond was born in 1430 661 and died in 1456 661.)
Margaret next married Lord Thomas Stanley.