Mary Tudor, Queen of France – Factfile

Posted By on March 18, 2014

As today is the anniversary of Mary Tudor, Queen of France’s birth, I thought it would be good to make a Mary Tudor ‘factfile’. I’ve written quite a few articles on Mary so it’s good to do something different.

 
Mary Tudor with her second husband, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk

Mary Tudor with her second husband, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk

Mary Tudor Queen of France by Joannus Corvus

Mary Tudor Queen of France by Joannus Corvus

Motto La volenté De Dieu me suffit (The will of God is sufficient for me)
Date of Birth 18 March 1496
Place of Birth Richmond Palace
Parents Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
Siblings Three survived infancy: Arthur, Margaret and Henry (VIII)
Appearance Mary was known for her beauty and the Venetian ambassador described her as “a Paradise – tall, slender, grey-eyed, possessing an extreme pallor”.
Marriages Louis XII of France (9 October 1514 to his death on 1 January 1515)
Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk (February/March 1515 to Mary’s death on 25 June 1533)
Coronation Crowned Queen Consort of France on 5 November 1514 at Saint Denis.
Children Henry Brandon (11 March 1516 – 1522)
Lady Frances Brandon (16 July 1517 – 20 November 1559)
Lady Eleanor Brandon (c.1518-1521 – 27 September 1547)
Henry Brandon, 1st Earl of Lincoln (c.1522 – March 1534).
Death 25 June 1533 at Westhorpe, Suffolk.
Age at death 37
Resting Place Originally Bury St Edmunds Abbey, but she was moved to St Mary’s Church in Bury St Edmunds during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Trivia Mary Tudor, Queen of France should not be confused with her niece, Mary Tudor (Mary I).
Trivia She was not known as “Mary Rose”, her name was just Mary.
Biographies The Sisters of Henry VIII: The Tumultuous Lives of Margaret of Scotland and Mary of France by Maria Perry, Mary Rose by David Loades

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