Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France

| October 9, 2010

Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France

On this day in history, 9th October 1514, the 18 year old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married the 52 year old King Louis XII of France at Abbeville. In a letter to Antonio Triulzi, Bishop of Asti, dated the 10th October 1514, the Venetian ambassador described Mary Tudor’s arrival in Abbeville and the […]

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Two – The Court of Margaret of Austria

| October 5, 2010

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Two – The Court of Margaret of Austria

In May 1512 Thomas Boleyn was sent to the court of Margaret of Austria at Mechelen in the Low Countries as an ambassador. Although he had to return to England shortly after he had arrived, for further consultation with the King and council, he was back in Brussels by the end of June and it […]