3 March – Edward IV’s son dies of a heart attack in the Tower of London and A secret marriage for Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon

Posted By on March 3, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd March 1542, Arthur Plantagenet, Lord Lisle, courtier, soldier, diplomat, administrator and illegitimate son of Edward IV, died of a heart attack after being informed of his release from the Tower of London. How very sad!

Find out all about Lord Lisle’s background, his career in Henry VII and Henry VIII’s reign, and how he came to imprisoned in the Tower of London, when he was probably innocent, in this talk…

Also on this day in 1515, is one of the dates given in the French contemporary sources for the secret marriage of Mary Tudor, Queen of France, and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk.

Find out more about this secret marriage in this video…

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