Marion Boyd (mistress)

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Marion Boyd (fl. late 15th century), also known as Margot or Margaret, was a mistress of King James IV of Scotland, and his first important mistress.

They had three children: Alexander, born about 1490, James, who died in childhood, and Catherine, who married James Douglas, 3rd Earl of Morton.

She was related to Thomas Boyd, Earl of Arran, and a niece of the second wife of Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Angus. Her relationship with the king was linked with the rise and fall of Angus's influence at the court.

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