November 5 – The coronation of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

| November 5, 2022

November 5 – The coronation of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

On this day in Tudor history, Sunday 5th November 1514, in the reign of King Henry VIII, the king’s sister, eighteen-year-old Mary Tudor, was crowned Queen of France at the Basilica of Saint-Denis, just outside of Paris. Mary had married King Louis XII on 9th October 1514. Let me tell you more about Mary Tudor’s […]

October 9 – Mary Tudor gets married

| October 9, 2022

October 9 – Mary Tudor gets married

On this day in Tudor history, 9th October 1514, Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII and daughter of the late Henry VII, married King Louis XII of France at Abbeville in France Mary was eighteen years of age and Louis was fifty-two. Let me share contemporary accounts of Mary’s lavish entry into Abbeville on 8th […]

August 13 – Mary Tudor’s proxy wedding

| August 13, 2022

August 13 – Mary Tudor’s proxy wedding

On this day in Tudor history, 13th August 1514, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Princess Mary Tudor, the king’s youngest sister, married King Louis XII of France by proxy. Find out all about the ceremony, what everyone wore and what the symbolic consummation involved… Transcript:

March 18 – Elizabeth I is arrested and The birth of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

| March 18, 2022

March 18 – Elizabeth I is arrested and The birth of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

On this day in Tudor history, 18th March 1554, Palm Sunday, the twenty-year-old Lady Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth I) was escorted by barge from her home at Whitehall Palace along the River Thames to the Tower of London, and imprisoned there. Elizabeth had been implicated in Wyatt’s Rebellion, a rebellion that sought to depose […]

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 […]

6 November – A meeting, a procession and an abandoned queen

| November 6, 2016

6 November – A meeting, a procession and an abandoned queen

6th November was quite a busy day in Tudor history! We have Mary Tudor’s entry into Paris, following her coronation on this day in 1514; we have the first meeting of Catherine of Aragon and Arthur Tudor, on this day in 1501; and then we have Henry VIII abandoning Catherine Howard at Hampton Court Palace […]

5 November 1514 – The coronation of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

| November 5, 2016

5 November 1514 – The coronation of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

On this day in history, Sunday 5th November 1514, Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, daughter of the late Henry VII, and the new wife of King Louis XII of France, was crowned Queen of France by the Bishop of Bayeux at the Abbey Church of Saint-Denis (Basilique Saint-Denis), just outside of Paris. The eighteen-year-old […]

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 […]

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