19 September 1580 – Death of Katherine Bertie (Willoughby/Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk

| September 19, 2014

19 September 1580 – Death of Katherine Bertie (Willoughby/Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk

On this day in history, 19th September 1580, Katherine Bertie (née Willoughby and previous married name Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk, died at the age of sixty-one after a long illness. She was buried in Spilsby church, Lincolnshire. Katherine was the wife of Richard Bertie and had previously been married to Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, […]

19 September 1580 – Death of Katherine Willoughby, Duchess of Suffolk

| September 19, 2013

19 September 1580 – Death of Katherine Willoughby, Duchess of Suffolk

On 19th September 1580, sixty-one year-old Katherine Bertie (née Willoughby and previous married name Brandon) died after a long illness. She was buried in Spilsby church, Lincolnshire. Katherine was the daughter of William Willoughby, 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, and his wife, Lady Maria de Salinas, who had travelled to England from Spain in Catherine […]

22 March 1519 – Birth of Katherine Willoughby, Duchess of Suffolk

| March 22, 2013

22 March 1519 – Birth of Katherine Willoughby, Duchess of Suffolk

Today is the traditional birth date of Katherine Willoughby (married names: Brandon and Bertie), daughter of William Willoughby, 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, and Lady Maria de Salinas, maid-of-honour to Queen Katherine of Aragon.  Katherine was baptised at Parham Church in Suffolk and was named after Katherine of Aragon. Following the Baron’s death in 1526, […]

19 September 1580 – Death of Katherine Willoughby

| September 19, 2012

19 September 1580 – Death of Katherine Willoughby

On this day in history, 19th September, Katherine Willoughby, or rather Bertie as she was then, died after a long illness. She was laid to rest at Spilsby Church in Lincolnshire. Here are some facts about this fascinating Tudor lady: Katherine was born in 1519 and was the only child of William Willoughby, 11th Baron […]

Princess Mary Tudor

| March 18, 2010

Princess Mary Tudor

On this day in history, the 18th March 1496, Princess Mary Tudor was born – Happy 514th Birthday Mary! Wow, it’s confusing having two Mary Tudors – Mary Tudor Queen of England (Mary I) and Mary Tudor Queen of France (daughter of Henry VII and sister of Henry VIII) but it gets even more confusing […]