18 March 1496 – Birth of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

| March 18, 2013

18 March 1496 – Birth of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

On this day in 1496, Mary Tudor, Queen of France, was born at Richmond Palace. She was the daughter of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, and the sister of Henry VIII. Here are some Mary Tudor facts: She was known for her beauty, being described as “a Paradise – tall, slender, grey-eyed, possessing an […]

Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude

| November 13, 2012

Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude

Since a new book by Sylwia Zupanec1 is claiming that there is new evidence to prove that “Anne Boleyn simply could not have had served Margaret of Austria [or] the Queen Claude”, and I’ve been asked my thoughts on it, I wanted to share why I believe that Anne did serve them and what evidence […]

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 […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

| March 18, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day!

As it’s Mothering Sunday in the UK today, I want to wish mothers everywhere a very Happy Mother’s Day and here is a photo of one of my Anne Boleyn roses to cheer your day. I have written various articles on Anne Boleyn the mother and here is one of them – Anne Boleyn the […]

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 […]

6th November – On this Day in History…

| November 6, 2011

6th November – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 6th November… 1514 – The triumphant entry into Paris of Mary Tudor, Queen of France, following her coronation the day before at St Denis. You can read Pierre Grigore’s full account of this in LP i. 3417 – click here. It sounds an incredible sight:- A fountain with three jets […]

5th November – On this Day in History…

| November 5, 2011

5th November – On this Day in History…

On this day in history… 1514 – Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, was crowned Queen of France. She had married King Louis XII at Abbeville on the 9th October 1514. The marriage was rather short-lived as Louis died on the 1st January 1515 and Mary went on to marry Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. […]

9th October – On this Day in History…

| October 9, 2011

9th October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 9th October… 1514 – Marriage of Princess Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, and Louis XII of France at Abbeville – see Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France 1529 – A writ of praemunire was filed against Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in the court of King’s Bench 1536 – Pilgrimage […]

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