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1 February 1514 – Charles Brandon is made Duke of Suffolk and Thomas Howard is made Duke of Norfolk

| February 1, 2018

1 February 1514 – Charles Brandon is made Duke of Suffolk and Thomas Howard is made Duke of Norfolk

On this day in history, 1st February 1514, Candlemas Eve, King Henry VIII granted the dukedom of Suffolk to Charles Brandon, his future brother-in-law and close friend. He also granted the dukedom of Norfolk to Thomas Howard (Earl of Surrey and son of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk) and Thomas’s son, who was also […]

22 August 1545 – The death of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk

| August 22, 2016

22 August 1545 – The death of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk

At four o’clock on the afternoon of 22nd August 1545, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, magnate, courtier, soldier and King Henry VIII’s great friend, died of unknown causes at Guildford as he prepared to lead an army to Boulogne. Although as his biographer, Sarah Bryson, points out, Suffolk requested to be buried at Tattershall, in […]

The Rivalry of Charles Brandon and Anne Boleyn by Sarah Bryson

| April 30, 2016

The Rivalry of Charles Brandon and Anne Boleyn by Sarah Bryson

To celebrate the release of her biography of Charles Brandon, Charles Brandon: The King’s Man, Sarah Bryson is joining us today with a guest article on Brandon and Anne Boleyn. Thank you, Sarah, and good luck with your book! Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, had […]

Charles Brandon: The King’s Man

| April 21, 2016

Charles Brandon: The King’s Man

Just to let you know that the kindle version of a brand new biography of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, Charles Brandon: The King’s Man by Sarah Bryson, is available to pre-order now – click on the links below to pre-order or find out more: Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk It is also available on the other Amazon […]