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 […]

25 June 1533 – Death of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

| June 25, 2011

25 June 1533 – Death of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

On this day in history, 25th June 1533, the 37 year old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII and wife of his friend Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, died at her home Westhorpe Hall in Suffolk. Mary was buried first at the local abbey in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, but when the abbey was dissolved […]

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

| March 18, 2011

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

On this day in history, Henry VIII’s beloved sister, Princess Mary Tudor, was born at Richmond Palace. Happy 515th Birthday Mary! You can find out all about Mary in the following articles:- Princess Mary Tudor Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France Death of Mary Tudor Queen of France In “The Tudors” series the character […]

Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France

| October 9, 2010

Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France

On this day in history, 9th October 1514, the 18 year old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married the 52 year old King Louis XII of France at Abbeville. In a letter to Antonio Triulzi, Bishop of Asti, dated the 10th October 1514, the Venetian ambassador described Mary Tudor’s arrival in Abbeville and the […]

Death of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

| June 25, 2010

Death of Mary Tudor, Queen of France

On this day in history, 25th June 1533, Henry VIII’s sister, Mary Tudor, died at her home, Westhorpe Hall, Suffolk at the age of just 37. She was laid to rest at the local abbey in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, but her body was later moved to St Mary’s Church, Bury St Edmunds, when the […]