On this day in history, 25th June 1533, the 37 year old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII and wife of his friend Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, died at her home Westhorpe Hall in Suffolk. Mary was buried first at the local abbey in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, but when the abbey was dissolved her remains were moved to St Mary’s Church, Bury St Edmunds.
Viewers of “The Tudors” series may have come away with a completely warped view of Mary Tudor, or Margaret as she is called in the series, as there are so many inaccuracies regarding her story. You can find out more about the real Mary Tudor, Queen of France (not Portugal!), in the following articles:-
- Princess Mary Tudor
- Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France
- Death of Mary Tudor, Queen of France
- Mary Tudor, Romantic Rebel
Trivia: Mary was the grandmother of Lady Jane Grey!