Well at the very least Eleanor seems ready for her new life in England, and hopefully, Henry doesn't do anything too horrible while he's married to her. Excellent update!
 
Well at the very least Eleanor seems ready for her new life in England, and hopefully, Henry doesn't do anything too horrible while he's married to her. Excellent update!
Henry want his second wedding going better than the first so is unlikely he will be too bad with her…
Plus Eleanor is still the best match in Europe and not yet 16 years old so he has little to ask…
 
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1514 (October) - Queen Margaret’s choice
John Stewart, Duke of Albany was in the chapel of the royal palace of Holyrood, together with his cousin James Hamilton, Earl of Arran and Alexander Gordon, Earl of Huntly plus Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk and the priest, waiting for the arrival of the Margaret, Dowager Queen of Scotland.
Suffolk, secretly returned in Scotland two days earlier, was worried, but less than Margaret had been a fortnight before, when she had confided in him, pushing him to sent messenger to the English Duke.
Margaret’s year of mourning had ended the previous month so the Scottish Queen Regent was dressed with a rich green gown who contrasted well with her red hairs, looking absolutely stunning when she arrived to the chapel, escorted by one of her maids of honour

Margaret was really nervous but Suffolk’s reaction at her appearance has reassured her (as the Duke had almost forgotten to breath when she arrived in his sight) and persuaded her again who she had made the right choice: her happiness (and the child in her womb) over the regency of Scotland, as Albany had promised her who she would not lose the custody or access to her sons, at least while she was in Scotland as neither the young King or his infant brother would be allowed to leave their Kingdom.

The ceremony who tied forever Margaret Tudor, Dowager Queen of Scotland and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk was short and done in secret, but the identity of their witnesses was a sign of the fact who the match was approved by the man who would replace Margaret as Regent in Scotland (that was Albany) and also by the man who had been her greatest support in the months of her regency (Arran).
Margaret knew very well who that support was owed both to her pregnancy and specially to the fact who the Duke of Suffolk was a foreigner, close friend of her own brother and influential in England but fully powerless in Scotland, meaning who her new husband would not be a threat for either of the cousins of the late King of Scotland.
Still Margaret was happy and in love and would have not consented to anybody to ruin her this moment, when she was reunited with her beloved Charles and married to him, and free from all her worries. She knew who troubles would arrive soon but right now she wanted just enjoy the moment, without caring for the inevitable consequences of her choice as she had already thought too much to them in the previous days.

After the ceremony, Albany‘s thought shifted to his cousin and wife, Anne, Countess of Auvergne, who was still in her lands in France and specially to her younger sister and his ward, Madeleine, Countess of Boulogne thanking God for the fact who at least the sixteen years old Madeleine would be willing to do her part and marry the French King, if Louis XII accepted to marry her in place of the now unavailable Margaret. As Louis XII was pretty desperate for an heir and had looked interested enough in marrying the beautiful Madeleine if persuading the Scottish Queen Regent was impossible, John was feeling pretty secure in the success of at least this other match.
 
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An update for you and happy birthday to me (as today is my birthday)

And so Margaret and Charles Brandon married as they are already expecting their first child. Henry‘s reaction will not be thrilled as he was still hoping to marry Margaret to Louis XII of France, but he will know who can blame only himself for that wedding (well, once he will be able to think rationally again)…
 
Happy Birthday, I hope you had a great day!

Brilliant update, glad that Margaret at least chose a decent man for her second husband and hopefully this does not cost her much.
 
Happy Birthday, I hope you had a great day!

Brilliant update, glad that Margaret at least chose a decent man for her second husband and hopefully this does not cost her much.
Thanks. Margaret here will keep both Albany and Arran as allies and so she will not suffer from the worst consequences of her OTL match to Angus (who will not be happy at all to know of the Queen’s remarriage but will be unable to do anything about it) and that mean who James and Alexander and their households will be based in the royal castles and Margaret will keep free access to her sons
 

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Happy Birthday, @isabella. I hope your day goes well and swell.

And of course, like I had said before King Henry superbly lion-shitted his royal bed now that Margaret and Lord Suffolk are already having their first child.
 
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Happy Birthday, @isabella. I hope your day goes well and swell.

And of course, like I had said King Henry superbly lion-shitted his royal bed now that Margaret and Lord Suffolk are already having their first child.
Well Henry will be angry for some days, then he will understand who that match is not a bad thing for him, and will be perfectly reconciled with Margaret and Suffolk’s wedding before the birth of the child (at the point who he will tell to Charles who he want be made godfather of the child, if it will be a boy)
 
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Well Henry will be angry for some days, then he will understand who that match is not a bad thing for him, and will be perfectly reconciled with Margaret and Suffolk’s wedding before the birth of the child (at the point who he will tell to Charles who he want be made godfather of the child, if it will be a boy)
I'm sure he'll cool his head in a few days and reconile with the couple. Fair point made.
 
1514 (November) - Mary and Charles of Burgundy
Mary, Duchess of Burgundy was simply overjoyed: she and her husband Charles were just celebrating their own good news and her sister‘s letter, who announced other news who Mary was unable not believe good. She was a little unsure of Charles‘ reaction when she shared to him the news of Margaret’s remarriage to the Duke of Suffolk but the only reaction of her husband was laughing and asking her to send his best wishes to Margaret and Suffolk, as he liked a lot the English Duke and in any case he was much better than the French King as brother-in-law… At least that was one less problem, in Charles’ mind, as he was already too worried for the actions of his Spanish grandfather who looked intentioned to keep his menace and replace him with his younger brother Ferdinand as heir of Aragon and Castile.
Charles hoped who his grandfather would not went all the way with that, but he was happily married to a stunning and lovely woman and would be soon father and would not exchange that for anything, including the Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon, as he had already his Burgundy and one day he would also inherit Austria and likely the Imperial Crown from his other grandfather. Still Castile and Aragon were parts of his inheritance and he would not accept to be deprived of them, at least not without fighting for his right until the end, that was sure… For now he had Burgundy, Mary and soon also their child, so he was definitely happy to have followed the suggestion of his Aunt Margaret.

Sir Thomas Boleyn, English ambassador in Burgundy, was among the first ones to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Burgundy for their exceptionally good news, after the announcement, and was evident who he had already planned his speech, but considering who his daughter Mary was one of the maids of honour of the Duchess that was not a surprise and well expressed good wishes were always appreciated by both the Duke and the Duchess
 
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