I only ask you to let me be your companion - and if needs be your help-mate.
Her father was a wealthy Scottish industrialist and Liberal MP.
According to her biographer, Eleanor Brock: "Agile and energetic, she revelled in the freedom of her country childhood.
She loved riding, and when introduced to hunting in 1880 she found an activity in which she could excel; she rode with the Cottesmore, the Quorn, and the Belvoir hunts.
At first she rejected the idea but she changed her mind and they were married on 10th May 1894.
Margot wrote in her diary five days after her marriage to Asquith: "I realized that in some ways with all his tact and delicacy, all his intellect and bigness, all his attributes, he had a common place side to him which nothing could alter...
It is not in his nature to feel the subtlety of love making, the dazzle and fun of it, the tiny almost untouchable fellowship of it...
He has passion, devotion, self-mastery, but not the nameless something that charms and compels and receives and combats a woman's most fastidious advances." Margot Asquith wrote to her stepson, Raymond Asquith about her new role as stepmother: "You must not think that I could imagine even a possibility of filling your mother's (and my friend's) place.
In one of her many accidents, however, her nose was broken, and her upper lip became misshapen....
She was educated mostly at home, and read widely in her father's library; she also attended a seminary in London run by Mlle de Mennecy, and spent five months in Dresden studying music and German." Margot first met Herbert Henry Asquith, the Liberal MP for East Fife, in 1890.
Asquith's wife, Helen, died suddenly in the following year from typhoid, leaving five children.
Asquith, who was twelve years older than Margot, asked her to marry him.