3 March – Edward IV’s son dies of a heart attack in the Tower of London and A secret marriage for Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon

| March 3, 2022

3 March – Edward IV’s son dies of a heart attack in the Tower of London and A secret marriage for Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd March 1542, Arthur Plantagenet, Lord Lisle, courtier, soldier, diplomat, administrator and illegitimate son of Edward IV, died of a heart attack after being informed of his release from the Tower of London. How very sad! Find out all about Lord Lisle’s background, his career in Henry VII and […]

3 March 1515 – A secret marriage for Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon?

| March 3, 2018

3 March 1515 – A secret marriage for Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon?

This day in history, 3rd March 1515, is one of the dates given in the contemporary sources for the secret marriage of Mary Tudor, Dowager Queen of France, and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. Mary, the younger sister of King Henry VIII, had been widowed on 1st January 1515 when her first husband, King Louis […]