13 August 1514 – Princess Mary Tudor marries by proxy

| August 13, 2017

13 August 1514 – Princess Mary Tudor marries by proxy

On this day in history, 13th August 1514, Henry VIII’s youngest sister, Mary, married King Louis XII of France by proxy at Greenwich Palace. Henry VIII wrote to Pope Leo X on 12th August 1514 regarding the peace treaty agreed between France and England, which included the marriage of Mary and Louis, and mentioning her […]

9 January 1514 – Death of Anne of Brittany

| January 9, 2017

9 January 1514 – Death of Anne of Brittany

On this day in history, 9th January 1514, Anne of Brittany, queen consort of King Louis XII of France, died at the Chateau of Blois. Anne was buried in the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis. Anne had been married three times. In 1490, she was married by proxy to Maximilian I of Austria, but was […]

9 October 1514 – Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, gets married

| October 9, 2016

9 October 1514 – Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, gets married

On this day in history, 9th October 1514, eighteen-year-old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII and daughter of the late Henry VII, married fifty-two year-old King Louis XII of France at Abbeville in France. Chronicler Edward Hall recorded Mary’s entry into Abbeville on 8th October and then the marriage on 9th: “[…she was with great […]

1 January 1515 – Death of Louis XII of France

| January 1, 2016

1 January 1515 – Death of Louis XII of France

On 1st January 1515, less than three months after his marriage to Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII and daughter of Henry VII, fifty-two year-old King Louis XII of France died. He had been suffering with gout for several years, but a particularly severe case had been afflicting him over the Christmas period of 1514. […]

A Visit to the Basilica of Saint Denis – Guest Post by Yann Kergourlay

| January 27, 2014

A Visit to the Basilica of Saint Denis – Guest Post by Yann Kergourlay

Thank you so much to Yann Kergourlay for writing this post on the Basilica of Saint Denis in Paris and for sharing these beautiful photographs. If you’re confused as to what this has to do with the Tudors, Mary Tudor, Queen of France, was crowned at St Denis, Anne Boleyn served Mary Tudor and Queen […]

Anne of Brittany

| January 9, 2014

Anne of Brittany

Thank you so much to Yann Kergourlay for writing this guest post on Anne of Brittany. Over to Yann… 500 years ago, on January 9th, 1514, around 6 o’clock, Anne of Brittany died, aged 37 years old at the Castle of Blois, France. During her short and eventful life, she had accumulated honors and titles […]

9 October 1514 – Marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII

| October 9, 2013

9 October 1514 – Marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII

On 9th October 1514, the feast day of St Denis, the eighteen year-old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married the fifty-two year-old King Louis XII of France in the great hall of the Hôtel de la Gruthuse, the King’s residence in Abbeville. The bride wore a French-style gown of gold brocade trimmed with ermine […]

9 October 1514 – The Wedding of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor

| October 9, 2012

9 October 1514 – The Wedding of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor

On 9th October 1514, the eighteen year-old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married the fifty-two year-old King Louis XII of France at Abbeville. You can read the details of the wedding and Mary’s appearance in my post Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France but I wanted to share with you Tim’s photo of […]