16 July – Anne of Cleves, Frances Brandon and Anne Askew

| July 16, 2016

16 July – Anne of Cleves, Frances Brandon and Anne Askew

16th July was a busy day in Tudor history. Here are three events which happened on this day and links to read more about them: 1517 – Birth of Frances Grey (née Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk, at Hatfield. She was born on St Francis’s Day and was the eldest daughter of Charles Brandon, Duke of […]

21 November 1559 – Death of Frances Grey (Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk

| November 21, 2015

21 November 1559 – Death of Frances Grey (Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk

On 21st November 1559, Frances Grey (née Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk, eldest daughter of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and his third wife Mary Tudor, Queen of France, and mother of the ill-fated queen Lady Jane Grey, died at Richmond. She was laid to rest in St Edmund’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey. You can read more […]

21 November 1559 – The death of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

| November 21, 2014

21 November 1559 – The death of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

On 21st November 1559, Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, died at Richmond at the age of forty-two. Frances was the daughter of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and his third wife Mary Tudor, Queen of France, and the mother of Lady Jane Grey, who was queen for just thirteen days in 1553. Frances was married […]

16 July 1517 – The Birth of Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk

| July 16, 2014

16 July 1517 – The Birth of Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk

On 16th July 1517, St Francis’s Day, Frances Grey (née Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk, was born at Hatfield. She was the eldest daughter of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, and Mary Tudor, widow of King Louis XII of France and sister of Henry VIII. Frances married Henry Grey, Marquis of Dorset (and later Duke of […]

Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

| November 21, 2013

Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

On this day in 1559, Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, died at Richmond. She was buried in St Edmund’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey, on the orders of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, and her second husband, Adrian Stokes, erected a tomb in her memory. Frances was born on the 16th July 1517, St Francis’s Day, at […]

21 November 1559 – Death of Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk

| November 21, 2012

21 November 1559 – Death of Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, at Richmond. She was buried in St Edmund’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey, on the orders of Elizabeth I, her cousin, and a tomb was erected in her memory by her second husband, Adrian Stokes. The Latin transcription on the monument reads, when […]

The Maligned Frances Grey – Guest Post by Susan Higginbotham

| June 6, 2012

The Maligned Frances Grey – Guest Post by Susan Higginbotham

I am delighted that we are stop 5 of author Susan Higginbotham’s blog tour for her latest book, Her Highness, the Traitor. As well as writing this excellent article on Frances Grey (née Brandon), Susan is giving away two copies of Her Highness, the Traitor (USA and Canada only). All you have to do is […]

21st November 1559 – Death of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

| November 21, 2011

21st November 1559 – Death of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

On this day in history, 21st November 1559, Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, died at Richmond. She was buried in St Edmund’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey, on the orders of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, and her second husband, Adrian Stokes, erected a tomb in her memory. Here are some facts about Frances:- She was born […]